National Day of the Deployed - October 26
Wed, Oct 26, 2022

National Day of the Deployed

National Day of the Deployed is celebrated on October 26 in the United States. This is an important date on which we honor the servicemen who protect state security. Today, attention is also paid to their families, who daily bear the hardships of parting with their relatives during military deployment.


National Day proposed in 2006. Shelle Michaels Aberle has reached out to the Governor of North Dakota to set a date for the celebration of women and men serving in the military. The idea was instantly supported not only by the authorities, but also by ordinary people who never belonged to the military ranks. It is noteworthy that October 26 is the birthday of cousin Michaels, who participated in the operation in Iraq. In 2011, the holiday became official – it was celebrated by 50 US states.

No matter how long the deployment lasts, close and dear people of the military are counting the hours until the long-awaited meeting. He, too, is a true hero who has known the hardships of service. But you need to understand that it is much more difficult for everyone who is far away than for us.

Interesting facts


  • 12% of the military is deployed outside of America;
  • of the 45 US presidents, 32 served in the military;
  • the army is the second largest employer;
  • about 600 billion dollars are spent annually on military spending;
  • military women make up 16,5% of the total military.

How to celebrate

Help the soldiers! Find resources that tell you the best way to do this. The post office will help deliver the package to the recipients. You can collect toiletries, snacks, canned food, baseball caps, medical supplies… Send cash assistance to organizations that provide such support. Say thank you to everyone who is protecting you right now!

Find out which of your friends have relatives in the service. Ask if they need support, help with repairs, cleaning, going to the supermarket, etc. This is the smallest thing that can please such families.

When is National Day of the Deployed celebrated in 2022?

National Day of the Deployed is observed on October 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 26 2022
Thursday October 26 2023
Saturday October 26 2024
Sunday October 26 2025
Monday October 26 2026