Adventure Outdoors Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 65

M ay is National Military Appreciation Month and we are so eager to honor our veterans and military service members for their contributions and efforts to keep us safe and comfortable. Every day that goes by with our freedom still intact is all thanks to them for being on the front lines to support the great United States of America. Some of them pay the ultimate price for our freedom, for which we are forever indebted. [ ] National Military Appreciation Month started as this idea: “To gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to know the history behind it all.” In 1999, legislation passed in the United States Senate, designating May as National Military Appreciation Month. This was supported by Senator John McCain and Representative Duncan Hunter, as well as over 50 veteran service organizations. Adventure Outdoors Summer 2016 63