Your Guide to May

Mark your calendar with these important dates.

Cinco de Mayo

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo? It’s not just an excuse to eat tacos and sip margaritas. Today commemorates Mexico’s victory over French invaders at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.


Mother’s Day

Caretaker, problem-solver, everyday superhero: To be called Mom means all this and more. Show your gratitude to the moms in your life today!


International Nurses Day 

Looking for a way to say thank you to all the nurses working so hard during the pandemic? Have lunch or snacks delivered to your local hospital to show your support.


National Barbecue Day 

Fire up the barbie and enjoy a meal on your deck or in your yard. Did you know that grilling means cooking for a short time over high temps, while barbecuing involves longer times and low temps?

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

People with disabilities encounter barriers every day, not just in the physical world, but online too. You can help change that by raising awareness for accessible online design.


Memorial Day

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.

The month of May is a special time to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Here are four ways you can show your appreciation for active service members, veterans, and military families this month:

From letters to baked goods to personal care products, sending a care package is a way to share a little piece of home with service members who are currently deployed overseas. Check out nonprofits like Operation Gratitude or Soldiers’ Angels to get started.

When military parents are deployed or injured, it can put an emotional and financial strain on the family, especially kids. Consider donating to grant and scholarship programs like Our Military Kids or ThanksUSA, which help military children through these hardships by providing access to sports, arts, and educational opportunities.

Whether it’s cutting the grass or cooking a meal, there are veterans and military families in your community — and possibly in your own circle — that could use a helping hand.

Actions may speak louder than words, but words speak volumes, too. If you know someone who has served or is currently serving, take a moment to say thanks for their bravery and sacrifice

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