It’s May, it’s May, the merry month of May…
Every time May comes around, that song from Camelot enters my mind and sticks there like an earworm.
In Colorado, May doesn’t necessarily mean May flowers. We often get snow showers well into May, but the summers are lovely and green.
May also means Mother’s Day, so I’m wishing you happy, happy to all you moms and grannies out there, and to those who have fur babies, as well.
There’s another special celebration this month—Military Appreciation Month, leading up to Memorial Day, the American holiday that commemorates and remembers the sacrifice and service of our fallen military men and women.
WHAT IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH?
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. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military’s achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.
So let’s all applaud our military men and women both present and past, today and every day. If you pass someone in uniform, say thank you.
As an author it is my privilege to write stories with military heroes. I currently have my next Harlequin Love Inspired release, The Marine’s Mission, as well as a rerelease of The Marine’s Baby in A Daddy in the Making with Marta Perry on preorder.
This marine doesn’t want anyone’s help
…until an unlikely match changes his life.
Wounded ex-marine Aaron Jamison always follows orders—and the assignment to take on a service dog is just that. Still, trainer Ruby Winslow is definitely barking up the wrong tree when she insists a beauty-parlor poodle is his perfect match. But Ruby and her clever canine are determined to melt the heart of this battle-hardened marine. And they’ll teach him an unforgettable new trick—love.
A ROCKY MOUNTAIN FAMILY NOVEL