Saluting our Heroes! May 18th is Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day, a time dedicated to honoring all of the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces, is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of May and is one of several holidays that are a part of Armed Forces Appreciation Month. This day provides an opportunity to recognize and express appreciation to those who dedicate their lives to defending our nation’s freedom and upholding the values that define our society.

Dating back to 1950, Armed Forces Day honors all who currently serve and all who have served in all branches of the military. For over 70 years this day has been marked with parades, air shows, and ceremonies around the country to show reverence and gratitude for the unwavering bravery, dedication, and sacrifice exhibited by the men and women who serve in our armed forces.

As we commemorate Armed Forces Day, let us not only reflect on the valor of those who serve, but also reaffirm our commitment to supporting them. Whether through advocating for improved benefits, offering expanded resources, or simply expressing thankfulness for their service, each of us has a role to play in honoring service members.

From state veteran services to specialized programs, initiatives are continually emerging to ensure our heroes receive the care and opportunities they deserve. Recently, states like New York, Maine, and Minnesota have introduced new required postings specifically to inform veteran employees about available benefits and services.

Join LaborLawCenter in honoring our service members, on Armed Forces Day and every day, by staying informed and advocating for their well-being by purchasing your up-to-date state all-in-one poster.

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