Freedom Flyer #1 - National Service Member Holidays
As we prepare to ring in the new year, it’s important to take a moment to feel gratitude. Give your thanks for another year of good health, safe families, happy kids, and American freedom. There’s no better way to celebrate freedom, health, and happiness than with the holidays!
Celebrate freedom in 2022 with our Freedom and Military Holiday Calendar!
There are designated holidays every month of the year where we can celebrate freedom. You’d be surprised at how many opportunities there are to honor our military, first responders, and patriotism! Aside from the traditional Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day, did you know there’s a National Freedom Day and a Hug a GI Day?
Your December Freedom Flyer is stocked with patriotic holidays, military holidays, freedom holidays, and first responder holidays. You’ll feel gratitude for your freedom during every month of 2022 with our Freedom and Military Holiday Calendar!
2022 Freedom and Military Holiday Calendar
World Day for War Orphans
This day raises awareness for children who were orphaned due to war.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” - Martin Luther King, a man who promoted peace and fought for freedom and justice.
Vietnam Peace Day
On January 27, 1973, the United States signed the Paris Peace Accords, which ended our country’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
National Freedom Day
Could there be a better day to celebrate freedom than on National Freedom Day?
International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers
Also known as Red Hand Day, this day brings awareness to all the children under the age of 18 who were involved in warfare.
Remember the Maine Day
266 crew members were killed on the battleship U.S.S. Maine on this day in 1898 due to an explosion.
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
In honor of our first president George Washington’s birthday, this day honors those who have served as President of the United States.
Navy Reserves Birthday
Hug A GI Day
Give your service members in uniform a squeeze on this day!
National Medal of Honor Day
This day recognizes the heroism and sacrifice of those who received the country’s highest award for valor in combat: the Medal of Honor.
U.S. Air Force Academy Day
Also known as Founders Day, this day celebrates the legacy and future of our Air Force Academy and its founders.
Gold Star Spouses Day
Today is a day to recognize the sacrifices made by the surviving spouses of fallen Veterans or service members.
Air Force Reserve Birthday
Army Reserves Birthday
National Military Appreciation Month
If you only have time to celebrate one of the military holidays, choose this one. The entire month of May is dedicated to honoring all of those who have served and still do serve our country.
International Firefighters’ Day
Here’s one of the worldwide first responder holidays that celebrates our brave firefighters.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Of the many military holidays, this day takes a special approach. Military Spouse Appreciation Day honors those who are married to a military member or veteran.
Armed Forces Day
Honor your military forces on this day.
Peace Officers Memorial Day
Honor federal, state, and local officers who were disabled or killed in the line of duty.
National Police Week
An entire week is dedicated to honoring our police officers. This is one of the first responder holidays that recognizes our law enforcement.
This federal holiday honors our service members who lost their lives while serving the United States.
D-Day Invasion Anniversary
The D-Day Invasion occurred on June 6, 1944.
Flag Day is one of the patriotic holidays that honors the Stars and Stripes that were adopted as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Today’s a day to display red, white, and blue!
PTSD Awareness Day
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder commonly experienced by service members who have witnessed or experienced terrifying events. Today is a day dedicated to raising awareness of this mental health disorder.
On July 4,
The most famous of the patriotic holidays, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate your freedom with fireworks, sparklers, and smoke bombs.
Hire a Veteran Day
This day raises awareness of employment for transitioning service members and Veterans who are looking for work.
US Coast Guard Birthday
Purple Heart Day
Today is a day to give back to the military personnel who made sacrifices for our country.
Marine Corps Reserve Birthday
9/11 Remembrance Day
Remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 during the 9/11 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center.
The adoption of the United States Constitution took place on this day in 1787.
US Air Force Birthday
Gold Star Mother Day
Honor the mothers who have lost a son or daughter who served in the United States Armed Forces.
US Navy Birthday
National Pets for Veterans Day
This day spreads awareness of the emotional needs of Veterans as they transition back to civilian life. The organization Pets for Vets was founded in October of 2009 to assist veterans with emotional support animals.
National Day of the Deployed
This day honors those who have been deployed to serve our country.
National First Responders Day
Honor all service members who are the first to arrive at a disaster or critical situation. Thank your local police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics on this day.
Election Day is the day elections for national public office are held.
US Marine Corps Birthday
Honor your veterans on this federal holiday!
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Remember the 2,403 Americans who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
US National Guard Birthday
Bill of Rights Day
Celebrate your freedom of speech, right to bear arms, and the rest of the first 10 amendments on Bill of Rights Day, one of many American freedom holidays.