May is National Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, the Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month. That declaration encouraged the nation to observe and honor current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.

The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month

Many of us have heard of these holidays; but do we really know what they are intended to celebrate?

Loyalty Day
Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long military appreciation celebration.  It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the nation to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)
A week set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day)
May 8th, 1945 is the day the Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to WW II Allies.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day to honor military spouses. This observance recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day
Honoring everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy, this is a day for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

Memorial Day
In remembrance of our veterans, this day is a day to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service. Each year on Memorial Day, the White House Commission on Remembrance promotes one minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time to honor the military's fallen comrades and to pay tribute to the sacrifices by the nation's service members and veterans.

Ed4Career is dedicated to supporting our military personnel, veterans and their families. Because our nation’s service men and women make sacrifices to protect our country and our freedoms, as a company, we see it as an honor in supporting them.

Recruiting and Hiring Military Veterans & Spouses

At Ed4Career, we focus on recruiting veterans and spouses not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s good for our business. Military veterans and spouses possess the skills we need to succeed as a company and are an invaluable part of our workforce.

“We’ve employed a number of military spouses at Ed4Career and have seen firsthand the dedication that these individuals bring to their work. However, we’ve also seen that outside of portable careers, it’s this group of people who often have the hardest time finding and sustaining work with such a transient lifestyle,” said Dr. Tricia Seymour, Chief Operating Officer at Ed4Career.

Online Tools and Resources

We understand the challenges that veterans face once they transition out of the military and are faced with having to find employment. We also understand the challenges that military spouses face when it comes to their professional careers. At Ed4Career, we provide portable online career courses to ensure that regardless of your situation, you are able to get the career training you deserve.

The support doesn’t end there; we know that career transitioning can be challenging for anyone — and even more so for veterans who are entering a new world with a new set of jargon. Therefore, we have created online tools and resources and checkpoints to help veterans and spouses through the career transitioning process, such as:

  • A military-focused career site that gives resources, tips, career spotlights and a blog:
  • A free Military TA Careers eBook that  helps current military personnel understand the important of using their TA benefits, overview of careers and training available, as well as resources to prepare them for once they transition out of the military.
  • A free Military Spouse Portable careers eBook that lists the current in-demand portable careers for spouses. This book also gives specific information pertaining to the careers as well as career training information.

Supporting Veterans and Military Family Organizations

A long-standing mission of E4Online is to support military organizations that are dedicated in helping military personnel and families. We currently have relationships with:

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a non-profit organization that focuses on; Employment readiness training programs, job placement solutions, no-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.

Corporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement.

In the effort of continuing to support these organizations and the work they do for our military, Ed4Career has donated proceeds of career courses sold to these organizations.

Visit Ed4Career to learn more about us today!

By Kris Powers | May 3rd 2016

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