Each year in May, Military Appreciation Month is a special time that gives thanks and recognition to the U.S. military. Alpha is proud to honor the courage, service and immense sacrifice demonstrated by the men, women and families of our armed forces. Please join us as we share interesting facts, videos and websites throughout the month that showcase the extraordinary achievements and milestones of the U.S. military.
Military Appreciation Month became official in April 2004 when legislation was passed by both the Senate and House of the U.S. Congress. It was five years earlier that the idea for such a month was first introduced by Senator John McCain and Representative Duncan Hunter along with over 50 veteran service organizations. The purpose of the month is to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate all military personnel including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. The month of May was selected because it has the most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military achievements.
Appreciation for the U.S. military and recognition of soldiers’ service and sacrifice is something that is in our DNA. After all, we were founded with the mission of providing the U.S. Armed Forces with protective clothing of superior quality that delivered outstanding defense against extreme climate conditions. From our start in October 1959, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Alpha contracts to produce jackets for American service members and went on to award them for several decades. Alpha is proud to honor the courage, service and immense sacrifice demonstrated by the men, women and families of our armed forces.
Stay tuned for more blog posts honoring members of our military throughout the month gf May.