HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today proclaimed May 2022 as Military Appreciation Month in Montana to honor the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces.
The governor’s proclamation can be viewed here and below.
WHEREAS, for generations, members of the United States military have put their lives on the line to protect and defend the United States Constitution and the freedoms we hold dear; and
WHEREAS, the United States owes our servicemen and women an enormous debt, and government at the federal and state level should ensure our veterans have the supports they need when they return home to lead healthy lives and prosper; and
WHEREAS, as our debt to them may never be repaid, it is the privilege of every American to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans; and
WHEREAS, in 1999 the United States Congress designated the month of May as National Military Appreciation Month to honor all who served and are serving still; and
WHEREAS, the month of May also has other celebrations of military victory, sacrifice, and service, including Victory in Europe (VE) Day and Military Spouses Appreciation Day on May 8, Armed Forces Day on May 16, and Memorial Day on May 31;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Gianforte, Governor of the State of Montana do hereby proclaim May 2022
MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH
in Montana to honor the brave men and women in the United States Military.