Celebrating Military Appreciation Month
Since 1999, National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) has been celebrated every May, honoring current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. Military Appreciation Month seeks to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to know the history behind it all.
The month of May was originally selected for Military Appreciation Month since many individual recognition days already existed throughout the month, including:
- Loyalty Day | May 1 | Kicks off military appreciation month, and is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
- Public Service Recognition Week | May 3-May 9 | A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
- Victory in Europe (VE) Day | May 8 | May 8th, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, marking the end of World War II in Europe.
- Military Spouse Appreciation Day | May 8 | A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities and recognize the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
- Armed Forces Day | May 16 | Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year, this is a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
- Memorial Day | May 25 | A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May, to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service. All Americans are encouraged to pause, wherever they are, at 3:00 pm local time for a minute of silence.
Because of his lifetime of service, Don Ross is particularly passionate about helping active and inactive military personnel, police officers, and other first responders who serve as they prepare to retire. After 25 years of service as a pilot in the Ohio National Guard, Don reenlisted into the Reserves two years ago and currently serves as a career counselor in addition to his work in financial planning.
He says, “It is important to me to help those who are like-minded with their retirement planning and guide them to make the right decision to prepare to retire, or who may already be retired.”
At Ross Wealth Advisors, we are thankful to our service men and women for their service and for our freedom. During the month of May, we will provide any active military or veteran who is retired or approaching retirement a complimentary retirement strategy session with Don, in addition to a comprehensive retirement income plan. For those who may already have a retirement plan in place, RWA can take a critical look to see if those plans are – or will – help you to meet your retirement goals.
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