The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating National Military Appreciation Month, which encourages U.S. citizens every May to observe the month in a symbol of unity, and honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. – from www.military.com
Here are some great deals out there that you can take advantage of this month!
Carnival Cruise Lines – Get a special military rate which can save you hundreds and also a credit of $10 per person up to a maximum of $20 per stateroom on 3-4 day sailings and $25 per person up to a maximum of $50 per stateroom on 5 day and greater sailings. Book by the end of May good for cruises until the end of the year.
Armed Forces Recreation Centers – All four are a good deal, but they have some specials going on that you may want to check out including specials for families who lost someone in the service and opening up to all honorably discharged vets during Jan. and Sep.
National Parks – I have written about this before so it is not new for NMAM, but it is a great time to get a free pass to all parks for the whole year. Just show your CAC card to get the pass which you can put two names on.
Visit Myrtle Beach – OK, I bet you didn’t expect to see this on here, but apparently they have activities for the whole month for a celebration called Military Appreciation Days throughout the month of March. Montel Williams is even the Grand Marshall for the parade! They have a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall this week (14-18 May) which sounds really interesting.
So there you are. I hope you can take advantage of one or more of these specials – you’ve earned it!