As we are proud and grateful for our military every day, our Nation takes the month of May to show our appreciation. In 1999, National Military Appreciation Month was established. Our military is vital in the freedom and safety of this great Nation. The United States of America is a world leader because of the strength of our Military. We take this month to honor the service and sacrifice of our military: Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and Veterans.
Military Spouse Appreciation
Not only are the members of our military important to recognize, but spouses and families are vital in providing support and are deserving of our appreciation as well. We recognize them during a dedicated day every year that falls during Military Appreciation Month.
Memorial Day, which always falls on the last Sunday of May, is a day we collectively remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice made while fighting for our freedom and liberty. The US has memorials, monuments, and ceremonies to honor and respect those who have fallen. Americans across the US receive a day off from work to celebrate the lives of those lost to war. Most people honor the fallen with barbeques in their honor or spending time with loved ones.
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day, which always falls on the third Saturday of May, is dedicated to paying tribute to those military members currently serving in the Armed Forces. Our former president, Harry S. Truman, is the lead advocator for this day. Unification of all military forces is the focus and showing support for all members. You could see parades and local celebrations to honor all of those serving in military forces.
The month of May also holds many other special military appreciation days. The other days include:
Celebrated on May 1st
Victory in Europe (VE) Day
Celebrated on May 8th
Children of the Fallen Patriots Day
Celebrated on May 13th
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Celebrated the Friday before Mothers Day
Select GCR Helps Veterans
Select GCR is proud of our military and supports our military veterans in their business ventures. One of the main ways veterans get accustomed to civilian life is to get into the world of business.
Veteran and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses, that are certified as such, qualify for set aside contracts. The biggest benefit of being certified as a VOSB or SDVOSB is being awarded sole source contracts that are specifically set aside for veteran owned businesses. Out of the Billions of dollars being spent, 7% of all Government spending is awarded to certified veteran owned small businesses. Getting your business certified not only qualifies you for contracts, but it also allows your business to display your badge of honor. You sacrificed for our country; you deserve to be recognized. What better way than to attract more business due to your VOSB or SDVOSB certification.
Select GCR will help you get certified quickly and on your first application submission. Our expert certification processors have over 100 combined years of experience in processing SBA applications for VOSB and SDVOSB. Their track record of approval on first submission is over 98%. With the change that occurred in 2022 (applications being processed by the SBA instead of the VA), the process has gotten faster. As it could take up to 90 days to get approval, we typically see approval within 30 days and sometimes less than that.