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Celebrate 2 Military Observances In May

Celebrate 2 Military Observances In May
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day are both celebrated on May 1. Both of these observances have important purposes and interesting backgrounds. You can show your support to veterans and celebrate both Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day! 

Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day, on May 1, celebrates loyalty to the U.S. and honors the values of American freedom. Since 1958, every president of the U.S. has recognized Loyalty Day with an official proclamation. As a result, Americans are encouraged to celebrate American loyalty with parades and ceremonies.

Originally, Loyalty Day was instituted as opposition to the communist celebration of Labor Day on May 1. At that time, it was called Americanization Day. In present times, Loyalty Day celebrates the sacrifice of America’s founding patriots and their values. May 1 is perfect for celebrating freedom while also understanding the importance of maintaining liberty’s legacy in the U.S.

Silver Star Service Banner Day

May 1 is also an important day to honor the wounded, ill and dying military members for Silver Star Service Banner Day. The military honors these heroes and their families with the Silver Star Service Banner and Flag.

Back in 1917, the Women’s Committee of the Council of National Defenses suggested the Silver Star Service Banner. In 2010, the House of Representatives made May 1 the official Silver Star Service Banner Day.

On Silver Star Service Banner Day, you too can take action to honor Silver Star families, just like the military. A great way to start is to raise awareness in your community. That could be as simple as telling the people you know about it, or you could go big and start a fundraising community event to benefit Silver Star families. Whatever you do, make sure you actively show support to your local Silver Star families with anything from a care package to a nice family meal.

You Can Celebrate Both Days!

The best way to celebrate both of these observances is to show your support to American military service members, veterans and their families. The simplest and most effective way to do that is by donating your car or any other unwanted vehicle to Vehicles For Veterans, benefiting disabled and other veterans.

Vehicles For Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, so when you donate, you get a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt to use on your 1098-c during tax season. Plus, we tow away your car for free! Donate today by calling 1-855-811-4838 or fill out an online donation form. Your donation will help veterans and their families! 

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