Welcome to the Events Calendar!
We invite you to explore more ways to get involved and connect Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families. Listed here are upcoming training and events conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and our partners.
View more events and training for service members, veterans and their families on the Be Connected Resource Match Portal events. If you have any questions about our training and events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday in May. Its primary purpose is to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The day has its roots in the aftermath of the Civil War, when groups of people began decorating the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Over time, the observance evolved into a more formal occasion, with parades, ceremonies, and other tributes to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day has significant cultural and historical significance in the U.S., serving as a reminder of the sacrifices made by the military and the importance of honoring their memory.
NOTE: Memorial Day is different than Veterans Day. Memorial Day is meant for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of a wound sustained in battle. Veterans Day is intended to thank all those who have honorably served in the military – in wartime or peacetime.