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NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY- Third Friday in May

National Defense Transportation Day Third Friday in May

NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY

National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held on the third Friday in May.

A significant part of the U.S. economy is the vast network of transportation infrastructure. The cost of maintaining and investing in expansion is a constant balancing act.

National Defense Transportation Day recognizes the importance of transportation and the people who support and protect the system in this modern era. As part of National Transportation Week, events and ceremonies will be held honoring and recognizing the importance of transportation in communities across the country.

HOW TO OBSERVE

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HISTORY

On May 16, 1957, Congress designated the third Friday of May each year as National Defense Transportation Day. In 1962, Congress included the whole week within which the Friday falls as National Transportation Week.”   A proclamation is signed each year by the current President of the United States.

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DATES
May 17, 2019
May 15, 2020
May 21, 2021
May 20, 2022
May 19, 2023
May 17, 2024
May 16, 2025
May 15, 2026
May 21, 2027
May 19, 2028
May 18, 2029

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