NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY
National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held on the third Friday in May.
“According to 36 U.S.C. § 120, on National Defense Transportation Day, the president urges “the people of the United States, including labor, management, users, and investors, in all communities served by the various forms of transportation to observe National Defense Transportation Day by appropriate ceremonies that will give complete recognition to the importance to each community and its people of the transportation system of the United States and the maintenance of the facilities of the system in the most modern state of adequacy to serve the needs of the United States in times of peace and in national defense.”” (Wikipedia)
National Defense Transportation Day is a special part of National Transportation Week.
NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY 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.
May 15, 2015
May 20, 2016
May 19, 2017
May 18, 2018
May 17, 2019