2017 Calendar of Veteran Events

January 2017

  • 1/1 New Year’s Day
  • 1/16 Desert Storm (Persian Gulf) Began (1991)
  • 1/20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 1/27 Vietnam War Cease Fire (1973)
  • 1/31 Panama Campaign Ended (1990)

February 2017

  • 2/1 National Freedom Day
  • 2/2 Army Nurse Corp Established (1901)/Groundhog Day
  • 2/3 USO Incorporated
  • 2/9 Open House, Open Heart – View Event
  • 2/12 Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 2/13 Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Established (1943)
  • 2/14 Valentine’s Day
  • 2/16 President’s Day
  • 2/18 Ash Wednesday
  • 2/22 Washington’s Birthday
  • 2/23 Iwo Jima Flag Raising (1945)
  • 2/27 Persian Gulf Cease-Fire Day

March 2017

  • 3/3 Star Spangled Banner Day
  • 3/8 Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day
  • 3/19 Iraqi Freedom Began (Iraq War)(2003)
  • 3/20 Spring Begins
  • 3/24 Kosovo Campaign Began (1999)
  • 3/25 National Medal of Honor Day
  • 3/29 Vietnam Veteran’s Day/Palm Sunday
  • 3/30 First Annual Patriots & Paws Golf Tournament
  • 3/31 Somalia Campaign Ended (1995)

April 2017

  • 4/1 Showing ’em the Love – Open House
  • 4/3 Good Friday/Passover
  • 4/6 Army Day/US Entered WWI (1917)
  • 4/9 National Former POW Recognition Day
  • 4/11 Desert Storm Cease-fire (Persian Gulf War)(1991)
  • 4/12 Civil War Began (1861)
  • 4/14 Good Friday
  • 4/16 Easter
  • 4/25 Spanish-American War Began (1898)

May 2017

  • 5/1 3rd Annual Patriots and Paws Golf Tournament
  • 5/1 May Day
  • 5/2 Women’s Overseas Service League Established (1921)
  • 5/7 Unconditional Surrender of all German Forces Signed (1945)/National Day of Prayer
  • 5/8 V-E Day (1945)/Military Spouses Day
  • 5/10 Mother’s Day
  • 5/13 Navy Nurse Corps Established (1908)
  • 5/15 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Established (1942)/Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • 5/16 Armed Forces Day
  • 5/21 American Red Cross Founded (1881)
  • 5/22 National Maritime Day
  • 5/25 Memorial Day

June 2017

  • 6/6 D-Day Invasion (1944)
  • 6/12 Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (1948)
  • 6/14 Flag Day US Army Established (1775)
  • 6/21 Father’s Day/Summer Begins
  • 6/22 Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress (1942)/GI Billed Signed Into Law (1944)
  • 6/25 Korean War Began (1950)
  • 6/30 Post 9/11 GI Bill Signed Into Law (2008)

July 2017

  • 7/1 Women’s Army Corp & Cadet Nurses Corp Established (1943)/Air Force Nurses Corps Established (1949)
  • 7/2 US Army Air Corps Established (1926)
  • 7/4 Independence  Day
  • 7/27 Korean War Armistice Signed (1953)
  • 7/28 WWI Began (1914)
  • 7/30 Navy Women’s Reserves (WAVES) Established (1942)

August 2017

  • 8/4 US Coast Guard Established (1790)
  • 8/5 Women Air force Service Pilots Established (1943)
  • 8/7 Purple Heard Medal Established (1782)/Vietnam War Began (1964)
  • 8/10 Spirit of ’45 Day
  • 8/14 End of War with Japan announced (1945)/National Navajo Code Talkers Day
  • 8/16 National Airborne Day
  • 8/19 National Aviation Day
  • 8/26 Women’s Equality Day, Women Win the Vote (1920)
  • 8/31 Iraqi Freedom Ended (2010)

September 2017

  • 9/1 New Dawn Began (2010)
  • 9/2 Japan Formally Surrendered (1945)
  • 9/3 American Revolution Ended (1783)
  • 9/10 Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron Founded (1942)/US Naval Sea Cadet Corps Incorporated (1962)
  • 9/11 Patriot’s Day/National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • 9/13 Grandparent’s Day/Rosh Hashanah
  • 9/14 Ladies Auxiliary VFW Organized (1914)
  • 9/15 POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • 9/16 Patriot Day Pancake Breakfast/Lunch BBQ Fundraiser Open House
  • 9/17 Citizenship Day
  • 9/17 U.S.Constitution Approved (1787)
  • 9/18 US Air Force Established (1947)
  • 9/20 Rosh Hashanah Begins
  • 9/22 Yom Kippur
  • 9/22 Autumn Begins
  • 9/24 Gold Star Mother’s Day
  • 9/29 VFW Day/VFW Established (1899)

October 2017

  • 10/6 Enduring Freedom Began (Afghanistan War) (2001)
  • 10/7 3rd Annual Patriots and Paws Car and Motorcycle Show
  • 10/7 Afghanistan War Began (2001)
  • 10/9 Columbus Day (observed)
  • 10/13 US Navy Established (1775)
  • 10/16 National Boss Day
  • 10/20 Women’s  Army Corps Disestablished (1978)
  • 10/23 Grenada Campaign Began (1983)
  • 10/24 United Nations Day
  • 10/27 Navy Day
  • 10/31 Halloween

November 2017

  • 11/5 Daylight Saving Times Ends
  • 11/7 Election Day
  • 11/10 US Marine Corps Established
  • 11/11 Veteran’s Day/WWI Armistice Signed (1918)
  • 11/12 Post Veterans Day Patriots and Paws Open House
  • 11/23 USCG Women Reserve (SPAR’s) Established (1942)
  • 11/21 Grenada Campaign Ended (1983)
  • 11/23 Thanksgiving Day

December 2017

  • 12/1 Civil Air Patrol Established (1941)
  • 12/5 Somalia Campaign Began (1992)
  • 12/7 Peal Harbor Attacked (1941)
  • 12/8 War Declared on Japan (1941)
  • 12/10 Human Rights Day
  • 12/11 Germany and Italy Declared War on US (1941)
  • 12/12 Hanukkah Begins
  • 12/15 Official End of War in Iraq (2011)/Bill of Rights Day
  • 12/16 Battle of the Bulge
  • 12/20 Panama Campaign began (1989)
  • 12/21 Winter Begins
  • 12/25 Christmas
  • 12/31 New Years Eve/Official End of WWII (1946)/Kosovo Campaign Ended (2013)

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