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Freedom Flyer #1 - National Service Member Holidays

Freedom Flyer #1 - National Service Member Holidays


Happy 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

January 2022

January 6

World Day for War Orphans

This day raises awareness for children who were orphaned due to war.

January 17

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.

January 27

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. 

February 2022

February 1

National Freedom Day

Could there be a better day to celebrate freedom than on National Freedom Day?

February 12

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.

February 15

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.

February 19

Coast Guard Reserves Birthday

February 21

President’s Day

In honor of our first president George Washington’s birthday, this day honors those who have served as President of the United States.

March 2022

March 3

Navy Reserves Birthday

March 4

Hug A GI Day

Give your service members in uniform a squeeze on this day!

March 25

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.

April 2022

April 1

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.

April 5

Gold Star Spouses Day

Today is a day to recognize the sacrifices made by the surviving spouses of fallen Veterans or service members.

April 14

Air Force Reserve Birthday

April 23

Army Reserves Birthday

May 2022


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.

May 4

International Firefighters’ Day

Here’s one of the worldwide first responder holidays that celebrates our brave firefighters.

May 6

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.

May 15

Armed Forces Day

Honor your military forces on this day.

May 15

Peace Officers Memorial Day

Honor federal, state, and local officers who were disabled or killed in the line of duty.

May 15-21

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.

May 31

Memorial Day

This federal holiday honors our service members who lost their lives while serving the United States.

June 2022

June 6

D-Day Invasion Anniversary 

The D-Day Invasion occurred on June 6, 1944. 

June 14

Flag Day

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!

June 27

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.

July 2022

July 4

Independence Day

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.

July 25

Hire a Veteran Day

This day raises awareness of employment for transitioning service members and Veterans who are looking for work.

August 2022

August 4

US Coast Guard Birthday

August 7

Purple Heart Day

Today is a day to give back to the military personnel who made sacrifices for our country.

August 29

Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

September 2022

September 11

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.

September 17

Constitution Day

The adoption of the United States Constitution took place on this day in 1787.

September 18

US Air Force Birthday

September 25

Gold Star Mother Day

Honor the mothers who have lost a son or daughter who served in the United States Armed Forces.

October 2022

October 13

US Navy Birthday

October 21

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.

October 26

National Day of the Deployed

This day honors those who have been deployed to serve our country.

October 28

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.

November 2022

November 8

Election Day

Election Day is the day elections for national public office are held.

November 10

US Marine Corps Birthday

November 11

Veteran’s Day

Honor your veterans on this federal holiday!

December 2022

December 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Remember the 2,403 Americans who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

December 13

US National Guard Birthday

December 15

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.

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