May - Military Appreciation Month
As of May, every month you will find a message from our Military Liaison, LTC Robert Smith. This month, nationwide, we recognize and salute all the men and women in uniform that are serving or have served our country. Come to our Flagship Chapter dinner on May 11th and let’s celebrate and recognize them together!
From the LTC’s Desk
Greetings to the PMI-LA Chapter and by way of introduction my name is LTC Robert S. Smith and as the Director of Military Operations for the Chapter, a hearty Hello!!! During these days in which life is moving at such an alarming rate, I would ask that each member of the Chapter please take a little time out of your day to recognize our military members regardless of service to include our never forgotten veterans. The month of May is dedicated to our military members and it is known as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month as a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. The important dates are Loyalty Day – May 1st, 2017 which is the kickoff of the month-long celebration; Public Service Recognition Week – May 7th through May 13th, 2017, a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as Federal, State, Local and County employees that ensure that our government is the best in the world; Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) – May 8th 2017, the day the Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to WWII Allies; Military Spouse Appreciation Day – May 12th, 2017, a day to honor military spouses as well as the important role military families play in keeping the Armed Forces strong and the country safe; Armed Forces Day – May 20th, 2017, a day for citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service; Memorial Day – May 29th, 2017, a holiday observed to celebrate those military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
It’s important that each and every individual within the PMI Community understand and realize that even if you didn’t serve in any military capacity; it’s imperative to note that the role you played with regard to project management, helps every service member whether here or abroad. The results of your project management successes in some form or fashion will make its way down to the military member (or their family) whose primary mission is to serve and protect this great nation of The United States of America. As I thank each and every one of you for your dedication and success within the project management world, I would ask YOU to thank those military members/veterans (both past and present) who look forward to being committed to you each and every day that the sun rises or the sun sets!!!!!!