POST 1480 CALENDAR


MONTHLY
1st Tuesday- Trustees Meeting 6 PM
1st Tuesday- House Committee Meeting 7 PM
1st Saturday- Motorcycle Rider Group 11 AM
2nd Tuesday- Post Meeting 7 PM
2nd Tuesday- Auxillary Meeting 7 PM
3rd Thursday- 40 & 8 Meeting 7 PM
3rd Friday- Karaoke 7 PM

OTHER NOTABLE DATES OBSERVED BY THE VFW

JANUARY

3rd Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FEBRUARY

3rd Monday - President's Day

03 - Four Chaplains Day - set aside to honor the four U.S. Army chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.
19 - U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

MARCH - Month of the Military Caregiver: Americans recognize and honor military caregivers sacrifices

03 - U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday
05 - U.S. Navy Seabee Birthday
13 - K 9 Veterans Day, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps
29 - Vietnam Veterans Day

APRIL - Month of the Military Child - An opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.

15-22 - National Volunteer Week

01 - Chief Petty Officer's Birthday - The grade of chief petty officer was established on April 1, 1893 for the U.S. Navy. Congress first authorized the U.S. Coast Guard to use the promotion to chief petty officer on 18 May 1920.
05 - Gold Star Wives Day
14 - U.S. Air Force Reserve Birthday
23 - U.S. Army Reserve Birthday
30 - National Military Brats Day

MAY - National Military Appreciation Month

1st Thursday - The National Day of Prayer - an annual observance inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
2nd Sunday - Mother's Day
3rd Saturday - Armed Forces Day - set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces.
Last Monday - Memorial Day (Decoration Day) - set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the UnitedStates.

01 - Loyalty Day - set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.
01 - Silver Star Service Banner Day - set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.
08 - VE (Victory in Europe) Day - A day which marks the anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II on May 8, 1945.
12 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day
13 - Children of Fallen Patriots Day - A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind, especially their children. A reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots.

JUNE

3rd Sunday - Father's Day

06 - D-Day - Anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion in Normandy, France (1944)
14 - Flag Day - Commemorates the adoption of the United States flag.
14 - U.S. Army Birthday
23 - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
25 - Anniversary of the start of the Korean War (1950)
27 - National PTSD Awareness Day - set aside to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD.

JULY

04 - Independence Day
27 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)
29 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

AUGUST

04 - U.S. Coast Guard Birthday
07 - Purple Heart Day - Honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed in military service.
08 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day (1945)
29 - U.S. Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
31- Operation Iraqi Freedom

SEPTEMBER

1st Monday - Labor Day

11 - Patriot Day - An annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
15 - POW/MIA Recognition Day - set aside to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
17 - Constitution and U.S. Citizenship Day
18 - U.S. Air Force Birthday
24 - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day - set aside to honor the families of our nation's fallen service members.
29 - VFW Birthday

OCTOBER

09 - Operation Enduring Freedom
13 - U.S. Navy Birthday
18 - Recognition of Women in Service
26 - National Day of the Deployed - set aside to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from.

NOVEMBER - Military Family Month - to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of the families of the U.S. Armed Forces.

3rd Thursday - Thanksgiving Day

10 - U.S. Marine Corps Birthday
11 - World War I Armistice
11 - Veterans Day - anniversary date of the signing of the armistice which ended the World War I. Also a day set aside to thank military veterans for their service.
18 - National Family Volunteer Day

DECEMBER

01 - U.S. Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
07 - Pearl Harbor Day - Called "A day which will live in infamy" by Franklin D. Roosevelt - On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
13 - U.S. National Guard Birthday
16 - National Wreaths Across America - An annual laying of wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the nation.
25 - Christmas Day
28 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant