May is traditional National Military Appreciation Month and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. This month we honor the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.
Every month of the year, participating Premier Martial Arts studios all across the United States honor past and present serving soldiers with a 10 percent membership discount.
Premier Martial Arts training curriculum focused mainly on the style of combat called Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo and karate, along with realistic fight training. This training is perfect for past and present serving US Armed Forces.
Premier Martial Arts has a long history of supporting US Armed Forces and is proud to recognize our serving men and women and continue this long standing tradition.
If you are a veteran or a current serving member of the US Armed Forces and are interested in training at a Premier Martial Arts studio, check out our nationwide locations on our website at https://premiermartialarts.com/premier-martial-arts-locations/
The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month are….
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
About: Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation. It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)
Date: Sunday, May 5th – Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Celebrated the first full week in May.
About: A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.
Victory in Europe Day AKA V-E Day or VE Day
Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
About: May 8th, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. This day marked the end of World War II in Europe.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019. Traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.
About: A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
Armed Forces Day
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
About: A single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy. There is also Armed Forces Week which typically leads up to Armed Forces Day, although it is not an official observance, many activities are planned nonetheless during the week.
Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019. A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.
About: A remembrance of our veterans. Commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.