Gloucester County man working hard to give the military its due
As Marketing and National Events Director of National Military Appreciation Month, the retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant is one of a handful of volunteers across the nation working to have Americans recognize May as a month to “honor, remember, recognize and appreciate” the men and women who have served and continue to serve in its armed forces.
Now in its 15th year, National Military Appreciation Month promotes the importance of today’s military and the rich history of this country’s armed services.
Munro said that the group is active throughout the year, but he gets a lot of media calls this month. On a recent visit to his home, Munro said he had done several radio interviews with out-of-state stations in the past few days.
May brings the spotlight on the military, Munro said, with Armed Forces Day on May 17. Also, May includes Loyalty Day on May 1, VE Day (when World War II ended in Europe) on May 8, Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 9 and Memorial Day, this year observed on May 26.
“This very important month honors, remembers, recognizes and appreciates all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms we all enjoy today,” a release said.