May 15, 2021

National Nylon Stocking Day

Nylon stockings are close-fitting hosiery made from nylon, rayon, or silk.

International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the May 15 of every year. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1993 reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

National Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate chips are small chunks of sweetened chocolate, used as an ingredient in chocolate chip cookies, muffins, trail mix, and pancakes.

Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. During this week we pay tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty. Law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in special memorial service.

National Learn to Swim Day

National Learn to Swim Day is timed with other events being held during National Water Safety Month (May) in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of teaching children to swim, and provide resources to parents for teaching their kids this important skill.

National Armed Forces Day

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Citizens are encouraged to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country on National Armed Forces Day.