National Military Appreciation Month
MAY 2014 FESTIVE EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION
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Event Planning for May 2015 is underway!  Our special thanks to all of you who have shown support to
our great Armed Forces, Veterans and their families!

ALABAMA

Huntsville - May 24: AUSA Military Appreciation Night Arena Football

ALASKA   Governor Issues Military Appreciation Month Proclamation

Fairbanks - May 2: 46th Military Appreciation Banquet

Seward - May 22: Armed Services Combat Fishing Tournament

ARIZONA

Phoenix - May 23: Military Appreciation Night with the Mercury

ARKANSAS

Jacksonville (Little Rock AFB) - May 7-8: Military Spouse Appreciation Day

CALIFORNIA

Carlsbad - May 18: Military Appreciation Day at the Celebrity Championship
Clovis - May 17: Military Appreciation Day Events
Imperial - May 6: Veteran Appreciation Month Recognition Reception 
Irvine - May 29: UCI Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Oceanside - May 17: Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation
Porterville - May 3-June 14: Cost of Freedom Military Appreciation Exhibit
Sacramento - May 17:  MiIB Military Appreciation Day sponsored by the US Army
Salinas - May 3: Military Appreciation - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
San Marcus - May 17: 12th Annual May Ride To Support Our Troops
San Diego - May 16-18: Join NewsRadio 600 KOGO at the 2014 Military Appreciation Day
San Diego - May 25: Jetpack America Military Appreciation Day Event
San Diego - May 28: Navy's 28th Bay Bridge Walk/Run
San Pedro - May 22: Give Heart, Give Hope Celebration
Santa Rosa - May 16: Military Appreciation Picnic
Stanford - May 7: 2014 Military Service Appreciation Dinner
Torrance - May 16-28: 55th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration
Vista - May 26: Military Fire & Law Appreciation Day at Wave Waterpark

COLORADO

Boulder, May 19-26: Military Appreciation Week
Colorado Springs - May 1-31: Active Duty Ride Free During Military Appreciation Month
Colorado Springs May 9:  Military Spouses Appreciation Day Celebration
Denver - May 24: Military Appreciation Breakfast and Success Fair

CONNECTICUT

Wethersfield - May 24: Memorial Day Parade

DELAWARE

 
DISTRICT of COLUMBIA
May 25 - Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom XXVII
May 27 - National Memorial Day Parade

FLORIDA

Crestview - May 5, 12: Military Appreciation Recognition Celebration  
Crestview, May 17: Armed Forces Day Celebration
Punta Gorda - May 1-31: Military Members and Vets Cruse Free
Homestead, May 17: Military Appreciation Day Celebration
Naples - May 24-26: Military Appreciation Weekend
Orange Park, May 16: Military Appreciation Luncheon
Orlando - May 1-31: Rosen Hotels and Resort Military Appreciation Month & Memorial Day Weekend Special
Point Verde Beach, May 7:  Military Appreciation Day Ceremony with Jake Owen
Tallahassee - May 5: Military Appreciation Baseball Game
Tampa - May 1-31: Military Appreciation Month Golf Simulator Offer
Tampa - May 26: Memorial Day Military Appreciation at Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa Bay - May 24: STORM Military Appreciation Night
Titusville, May 17: Space Coast Military Appreciation Day

GEORGIA

Atlanta - May 23-25: Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Savannah - May 23 -25: Armed Forces Festival
Smyrna - May 26: Memorial Day Ceremony
Stone Mountain - May 24-26: Salute The Troops Weekend
Suches - May 9: Military Appreciation Fishing Rodeo
Walthourville - May 17: Military Appreciation Day

HAWAI'I   29th Annual Military Appreciation Month Proclamation

Honolulu - May 17: Combined Military Band Appreciation Concert

IDAHO

Eagle - May 10: 1st Annual Military Appreciation Parade
Pocatello - May 16: Annual Veterans and Troop Appreciation Day

ILLINOIS

Chicago - May 2: Military Appreciation Month Bid Whist Set

INDIANA

Indianapolis, May 17: Veterans Appreciation Day
Logansport, May 16-18:  Military Appreciation Weekend

IOWA

Cedar Rapids, May 23: Titans vs. Green Bay Military Appreciation Night

Davenport, May 10-17: Military Appreciation Week

KANSAS

Kansas City - May 23-30:  American Hero Week

KENTUCKY

Fort Campbell - May 6-9: USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week
Radcliff - May 17:  Hooray for Heroes

LOUISIANA - Military Appreciation Month Proclamation Issued 

New Orleans - May 10: Military Mardi Gras Ball

MAINE

Bangor - May 17: Armed Forces Day Open House
Lewiston - May 10: Salute Our Troops Brunch
Saco - May 25 & 26: Military Appreciation Days

MARYLAND

Edgewood - May: Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon
National Harbor - May 2: Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Bobby McKey's
Prince George - May 22: 5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony and Muster
Pocomoke City - May 17-18: Delmarva Discovery Center Armed Forces Appreciation Weekend

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston - May 26:  2nd Annual Memorial Day Concert

Tyngsborough - May 26: Memorial Day Parade

MICHIGAN

 

MINNESOTA

Arden Hills - May 10: A Tribute to Women Veterans
Cold Spring - May 17: Old Glory Salute to Those Who Serve 5K Run/Walk

Shakopee - May 23-26: Valleyfair Military Appreciation Days

St. Paul - May 2: VFW Military Appreciation Month Dinner

MISSISSIPPI

 Petal - May 10: Military Appreciation Day

MISSOURI

St. Louis - May 3-4:  Spirit of St Louis Airshow
Lebanon - May 10:  Military Appreciation Night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway
Springfield - May 17: Military Appreciation Days
Warrensburg - May 17: Armed Forces Day Military Appreciation Breakfast

MONTANA

East Helena - May 23: Military Appreciation Concert

NEBRASKA

Omaha - May 3: Salute Our Military and First Responders

NEVADA

Las Vegas - May 2: UNLV vs. Oregon; Military Appreciation Free Tickets Offer
Las Vegas - May 23: Military Appreciation Night
Nellis/Creech - May 17: Military Veterans Appreciation Day 2014 
Reno - May 10: 3RD Annual NMSA Reno Gala

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keene - May 22:  Operation Appreciation
Salem - May 24-26: Armed Forces Appreciation Days!

NEW JERSEY -  Military Appreciation Month Bill Approved

Bordentown Issues Military Appreciation Month Proclamation
Bordentown - May 4, 11, 18, 25: Sunday Service Honors Our Military 
Mount Holly - May 17: Armed Forces Day Celebration & Car Show
Paterson - May 1: Interfaith Service
Paterson - May 10: Veterans Resource Fair
Paterson - May 14: Veterans Appreciation Medals Ceremony
Paterson - May: Memorial Day Ceremony

NEW MEXICO     "National Rosie The Riveter Day - May 24, 2014"

Cannon AFB - May 23-24: Airshow and Open House

Kirtland AFB - May 17:  Military Appreciation Armed Forces Day Run

NEW YORK

Bethpage - May 24-25: Bethpage FSU Airshow
Buffalo - May 4 - 10:  Western New York Armed Forces Week
New York City - May 17: The Bone Frog Challenge
New York City: May 21-27: New York City Fleet Week
Plattsburg - May 24: Memorial Day/Military Appreciation Night

NORTH CAROLINA  

Fayetteville (Fort Bragg) - May 17: 6th Annual Run For The Troops 5K
Holly Springs, Jordan Lake - May 2:  Warriors On The Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament
Monroe - May 24-25: Warriors and Warbirda Military Appreciation Weekend
Moorhead City - May 31: Military Appreciation Day
Raleigh - May 1: National Day of Prayer Service

NORTH DAKOTA

Cavalier - May 26: Icelandic State Park Military Appreciation Day

OHIO

Cincinnati - May 24:  MLB 2014 Military Appreciation Days Honoring Fort Knox
Cincinnati - May 24-16: Coney Island Military Appreciation Offer
Columbus - May 17: Zoombezi Bay Military Appreciation Weekend
Columbus - May 24: Columbus Crew Military Appreciation
Columbus - May 27: MiLB Clippers Military Appreciation Night - Huntington Park
Franklin County - May 13: First Annual Veterans Appreciation Day!
Kings Island - May 23-26: Free Admission for Military Appreciation Days
Shelby - May 23: Student & Military Appreciation Day

OKLAHOMA       Governor Declares May 15 as Veterans and Military Appreciation Day

 

OREGON                       

Medford - May 24: Southern Oregon Military Appreciation Tournament

PENNSYLVANIA

Harrisburg - May 17: Armed Forces Day 5K Walk/Run
Malvern - May 31-Jun 1  Run For Freedom / Memorial Day Parade
Smithton - May 16: Military Appreciation Night at Motordome Speedway
Southampton - May 17: Salute To The Armed Forces Concert

RHODE ISLAND

East Greenwich - May 1: Veterans Appreciation Day
North Kingston - May 17-18: Rhode Island National Guard Open House & Airshow

SOUTH CAROLINA

Anderson - May 17: Tri County Military Appreciation Patriot Run
Multiple Locations - May 9:  The South Carolina National Guard Celebrate Military Spouse Day
Myrtle Beach - May 1-31: Military Appreciation Days

SOUTH DAKOTA    Governor Issues Military Appreciation Proclamation  (PDF COPY)

Hill City - May 17-18: Military Rides Free - 1880's Trains Appreciation Weekend

TENNESSEE

  Hohenwald - May 16-18: Military Appreciation Supper

Memphis - May 3-5: Military Appreciation Weekend at FedEx Park (Video)

TEXAS

Abilene - May 18:  Military Appreciation Day Celebration
Austin - May 6: Veterans Appreciation & Resource Fair
Cedar Park - May 24: Heroes Night Out Military Appreciation BBQ
Crystal Beach - May 24 & May 25: Allies For G.I.’s “Bolivar Bash”
Dallas - May 7: Mothership Military Appreciation Show
El Paso - Apr 28-May 2: UTEP Military Appreciation Week
Fort Worth - May 17: Military Appreciation Exhibit
Houston - May 10: Allies for GI's Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon
Houston -May 17-19: Impact A Hero Weekend
Houston - May 17: Scoops for Troops Free Military Ice Cream Party
Houston - May 24-25: Allies for GI's Bolivar Bash Concert
Houston - May 30:  Warrior Weekend Family Fun Day
Katy - May 29: Military Appreciation Day
Killeen - May 22:  Military Appreciation Night at Rodeo Killeen
San Antonio - May 4: Veterans Appreciation Dance
San Antonio - May 17: Americas Armed Forces River Parade
Waco - May 24-26:  Military Appreciation Free Admission at Texas Rangers Museum

UTAH

Salt Lake - May 17:  Armed Forces Day Concert
Salt Lake - May 17: Military Appreciation Day at Hogle Zoo
Sandy - May 16: Dedication of the Utah Freedom Memorial
West Valley City - May 26: Military Appreciation Night

VERMONT

 
VIRGINIA        Governor Issues Military Appreciation Month Proclamation  (PDF)
Alexandria May 17-25: GI Film Festival with Gary Sinise
Arlington - May 17: Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony by Senior Enlisted Advisor to CJCS
Bedford - May 17:  Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk
Hampton Roads - May 26 - Jun 1: Inaugural Warrior Week!
Norfolk - May 17: Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Tides
Richmond - May 3: Military Appreciation Night
Suffolk - May 3: Military Family Appreciation Day
Virginia Beach/Fort Story - May 1-4: 2nd Annual Virginia Run for the Fallen
Virginia Beach - May 1-31: Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Honors the Military in May
Virginia Beach - May 16-18: Annual WWII Airshow
Virginia Beach - May 30-Jun 1:  Patriotic Festival

WASHINGTON 

Bremerton - May 17: 2014 Armed Forces Day Parade
Joint Base Lewis-McCord - May 17: Armed Forces Day Celebration
Spokane - May 17: Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Yakima - May 10: 2014 Military Appreciation Ride

WEST VIRGINIA

 

WISCONSIN

Fort McCoy - May 17: Armed Forces Day Open House
Milwaukee - May 25: Military Appreciation Day at Miller Park

WYOMING

 

       
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