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.

K-9 Veterans Day

K-9 Veterans Day is observed annually on March 13 to honor the service and sacrifices of military working dogs and their handlers.

American Legion Birthday

The American Legion is a nonpartisan organization of U.S. wartime veterans that was founded in 1919. Its mission is to support and advocate for veterans, promote patriotism and national security, and support youth and community programs.

Supreme Sacrifice Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day is observed on March 18 each year to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. This day recognizes the bravery and selflessness of military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who have given their lives while performing their duties.

National Women’s Military History Week

This observance recognizes the contributions of women in military service throughout American history. The week-long celebration honors the women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, both in times of war and peace

Rosie the Riveter Day

Rosie the Riveter Day is celebrated on March 21 each year in honor of the iconic cultural icon that represented the hardworking women who supported the American war effort during World War II. Rosie the Riveter symbolized the millions of women who entered the workforce to replace male workers who were fighting in the war.

National Medal of Honor Day

National Medal of Honor Day is a day to recognize and honor the brave individuals who have received this prestigious award.

Vietnam War Veterans Day

Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed annually on March 29 to honor the sacrifices and service of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.

Military Child Month

Military Child Month is observed in the United States during the month of April to recognize and honor the sacrifices and resilience of the children of military families.

Military Saves Month

Military Saves Month is a national campaign that takes place each year during the month of April to encourage military service members, veterans, and their families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

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.

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.

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