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We proudly salute our veterans, military and their families (VMF) who are vital in our country’s identity, as well as our nearly 4 million AARP members who have served. Designated by Congress in 1999, May is Military Appreciation Month, let’s jointly pay tribute to our many heroes who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces.

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We'd also like to show our appreciation and honor to our female veterans for Women's Veteran's Day on June 12, 2020. #DidYouKnow that 10% of veterans (approx. 2 million) are female? Thank you for your service and dedication to protecting our country!

The VMF community embodies our founder’s vision: Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus believed America’s older population to be “an army of useful citizens – to serve others, not to be served.”

Hashtags for consideration:

  • #AARPsalutesVets
  • #ThanksForYourService
  • #WeSaluteYou
  • #ThanksForGiving
  • #HonoringOurBrave
  • #ThanksForYourSacrifice
  • #WeRecognizeYouForYourService

Following are some resources for Veterans, Military, and their Families (VMF) and important dates to keep in mind:

AARP hosted a National Tele-Town Hall on May 14, 2020 to discuss access to benefits and health services through the VA or general health care providers. Experts discussed financial and economic challenges veterans and active military are facing during the pandemic. A copy of the recording and full transcript of the session can be found at


  • Rashi Venkataraman Romanoff, Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • Lynda Davis, Ph.D., Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Charlie Koon, Vice President of Corporate and Military Development, F&M Bank

Important dates to remember in May:

  • May 8: Victory in Europe (VE) Day (75th Anniversary)
  • May 11-17: Armed Forces Week
  • May 16: Armed Forces Day (weekend of May 15-17)
  • May 25: Memorial Day (weekend of May 22-25)

Important dates to remember in June:

  • ​June 12: Women Veterans Day
  • June 14: US Army Birthday
  • June 14: US Flag Day
  • Ju​ne 14-20: National Flag Week
  • June 27: PTSD Awareness Day
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