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.
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Children Of Fallen Patriots Day
May 13, 2024
Children Of Fallen Patriots Day is observed on May 13 to honor and support the children of fallen military service members. In the past 25 years, more than 15,000 children have lost their parents in military conflict. Children of Fallen Patriots Day was created to both honor these children and raise awareness of the sacrifices and struggles they must endure in the wake of their parents death. May 13 was selected as the date of observance due to being the day Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1864. The day recognizes the sacrifices that military families have made and continue to make, as well as the challenges that children of fallen soldiers face in their pursuit of higher education. 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.