The beginning of the New Year is a good time to look ahead at important military holiday dates in the upcoming months. There are many dates and observances set aside specifically to recognize military members and their families throughout the year.
While all of us at Homes For Our Troops believe in honoring Veterans and Servicemembers every day, we have compiled a list of significant military dates to mark on your calendar for 2021:
Feb. 3, 2021 – Four Chaplains Day – A day to remember the four U.S. Army chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice when the USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.
Feb. 19, 2021 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday
March 3, 2021 – Navy Reserve Birthday
March 13, 2021K-9 Veterans Day – The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service.
March 25, 2021 Medal of Honor Day – A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States.
Aug. 7, 2021 – Purple Heart Day – A time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more about the Purple Heart.
Aug. 29, 2021 – Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
Sept. 11, 2021 – Patriot Day – An annual observance to remember and honor those who were injured or killed during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Sept. 17, 2021 –POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 18, 2021 – Air Force Birthday
Sept. 26, 2021 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day – A day to honor the families of fallen Servicemembers.
Oct. 13, 2021 – Navy Birthday
Oct. 26, 2021 – National Day of the Deployed
Nov. 10, 2021 – Marine Corps Birthday
Nov. 11, 2021 – Veterans Day – This is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice treaty, which ended World War I and is also a day to thank military Veterans for their service.
Dec. 7, 2021 –Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – The anniversary of the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, signaling the United States’ entrance into World War II. Learn more about Pearl Harbor Day.
Dec. 13, 2021 – National Guard Birthday
Dec. 18, 2021 – National Wreaths Across America Day
Significant Military Months
April – Month of the Military Child
May – National Military Appreciation Month
May – Month of the Military Caregiver
November – Military Family Month, Warrior Care Month