why do soldiers fight for our country

The month of May is full of celebrations honoring our military. May 1 is "Loyalty Day," which started in the 1920s because the rise of Communism was being feared and Loyalty Day was intended to counter this, where we are to take a moment to appreciate our armed forces who are displaying the ultimate in loyalty.


Congress made this an official holiday in 1958. May 8 is V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) which commemorates the end of fighting in Europe during WW ll.


Military Spouses Day (the 9th this year) is always held on the Friday before Mother's Day. Armed Forces Day, which was created to honor all branches of the service, was proclaimed in 1950 by President Truman and is celebrated the third Saturday in May (the 17th this year).


And the month ends with Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May (the 26th this year), which is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and for our country.


The roots of Memorial Day go back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.
The military has many missions. Their primary mission of course is to defend the U. S. and U. S. interests. Looking more closely though, you can see that the military does a lot more than simply fight.


Some examples of military missions include: The military is also the nation's biggest group of international ambassadors. As such, there is a great deal of responsibility and respect to show.