When you think of May, what typically comes to mind? Spring, blooming flowers, moms, graduation? Personally, when I think of May, I am reminded of the sacrifice the military and other public servants make for me. May is Military month. Who all is celebrated in May? Let’s go over it.
National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is observed each year on May 6th. As we became aware over this past year, nurses play a vital role in our society. Take a minute and thank a nurse.
Military Spouse’s Day
Military Spouse’s Day, a presidentially approved holiday is celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. We honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses. They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of our nation.
Armed Forces Day
The third Saturday of May is Armed Forces Day. This is the day we celebrate active military personnel. A common question we get is, what is the difference between Armed Forces Day & Veterans Day? Armed Forces Day honors those CURRENTLY serving in the US Military. Veterans day celebrates the service of ALL US Military veterans. Since Armed Forces Day celebrates active military, flags fly at full staff.
Peace Officer Memorial Day
Peace Officer Memorial Day, which is observed on May 15th every year, pays tribute to local, state, and federal police officers that have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty. Flags fly at half-staff on Peace Officer Memorial Day except when it lands on Armed Forces Day. In the event Armed Forces Day lands on May 15th, as it does in 2021 and again in 2027, flags fly at full staff.
The month finishes off with Memorial Day which honors those who died while serving in the military. There is a special protocol for Memorial where the flag fly at half-staff until noon, then are raised to full staff. The custom honors the war dead in the morning and the living in the afternoon.
In Need of Flags?
We stock all military branch flags, including Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corp, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and the newest branch, Space Force. Along with alternative military flags including Air Force Wing, Army Strong, US Naval Academy, and Semper Fi flags. We also stock POW-MIA flags single side reverse as well as double sided. Shop all Military Flags Here!
In honor of the police, we stock Blue Line US flags as well as traditional blue line flags, which is three stripes, Blue/Black/Blue.
Show your allegiance, get your flag today!