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.

If you have any questions about our training and events, please email events@arizonacoalition.org.

Gold Star Spouses Day

Gold Star Spouses Day is observed annually on April 5 to honor the surviving spouses of fallen service members. The day recognizes the sacrifices made by Gold Star Spouses who have lost their partner in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day is observed on April 9 each year to honor and recognize the sacrifices and courage of prisoners of war (POWs) and their families. This day commemorates the brave men and women who have endured the hardships and atrocities of being held captive during times of conflict.

Healing of Memories Workshop

Franciscan Renewal Center 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

The workshop will provide the participants with a safe experiential and interactive way to address anger, loss, grief and guilt. The workshop has been conducted for nearly 400 Arizona veterans during the last 10 years.

Free

Purple Up! Day

Purple Up Day is a special day of recognition for military children that is observed on April 15. On this day, people are encouraged to wear the color purple as a symbol of support for military kids and their families.

14th Annual Statewide Symposium

Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, United States

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families is scheduled for April 17 & 18, 2024. More details coming soon!

Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day serves as an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental principles of freedom, liberty, and democracy that define America and to reaffirm our commitment to upholding these values.

Kingman StandDown

Mohave County Fairgrounds 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd, Kingman, AZ

Veteran StandDown events are a fantastic way for veterans to access a variety of resources all in one place. Veterans are encouraged to attend and connect with other veterans, community leaders, and helpful resources.

Free

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed in the United States on the Friday before Mother's Day to honor and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses. Military spouses play a vital role in supporting their service member and their family, often making significant sacrifices of their own in the process.

Children Of Fallen Patriots Day

The day works to raise awareness and encourage support for the children of fallen heroes, so that they may have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve their full potential. The day also honors the courage and sacrifices made by the fallen service members who gave their lives in service to their country, and serves as a reminder of the ongoing needs of their families.

High Country StandDown

Flagstaff Armory 320 N. Thorpe Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Veteran StandDown events are a fantastic way for veterans to access a variety of resources all in one place. Veterans are encouraged to attend and connect with other veterans, community leaders, and helpful resources.

Military Caregiver Day

Military Caregiver Day is observed on the third Friday of May to honor and recognize the contributions of military caregivers. Military caregivers are individuals who provide care and support for wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans.

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May each year to honor and recognize the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces.

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