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August Observances

Use these graphics on your social media platforms in support of other August themes and observances. Below is a calendar of observances for all of August.

August Toolkit Calendar


Every 52 minutes in the U.S. someone dies in a drunk driving crash. All of these deaths are preventable. Drive Sober.

Suggested social media message: “Every drunk driving injury and death is preventable. Commit to driving sober, or get pulled over! https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/drive-sober #DriveSober #SummerSafety"


World Lung Cancer Day

Suggested social media message: “Today is World Lung Cancer Day. DYK that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of lung cancer? Don’t smoke or quit smoking, avoid secondhand smoke and get your home tested for radon: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/ #EndLungCancer #TFF"


U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

Suggested social media message “Happy birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard, 231 years young today! #USCGbirthday”


National Purple Heart Day

Suggested social media message: “Established in 1932 to honor George Washington’s 200th birthday, more than 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been issued to service members wounded or killed in action. Purple Heart Day is a time to remember and honor the service and sacrifice of Purple Heart recipients throughout history."


VJ Day - 74 years ago today, World War Two ended

Suggested social media message: On this day in 1945, Japan surrendered to the U.S., ending the WWII. #VJDAY”


Happy Birthday Department of Defense

Suggested social media message: “Happy birthday to the Department of Defense and the more than 4 million active duty, guard, reserve and civilian #DOD employees.”


World Mosquito Day - Beware of Mosquitoes

Suggested social media message: “DYK, the #mosquito causes more death & disease than any other animal on the planet?  https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Bug-Borne-Illnesses/Mosquito-Borne-Illnesses


Opioid Misuse Prevention - Opioids are highly addictive  

Suggested social media message: “Opioids are effective pain medications when used as directed by medical professionals, but when misused can be addictive and dangerous. Learn more at: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence/Psychological-Health-Center-of-Excellence/PHCoE-Clinician-Resources/Opioid-Misuse"


Heading to the beach? Stay safe and protect yourself from the sun!

Suggested social media message: Happy beach day! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and practice beach safety while you have fun! #beach #SummerSafety https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Environmental-Fitness/Summer-Safety


Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

Suggested social media message: “Happy 105th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, founded in 1916. #MarineCorpsReserveBirthday”


International Overdose Awareness

Suggested social media message: “Service members and military families face unique stressors that can create risk for substance abuse and drug overdose, both during active service and after separating. Learn more at: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/substance-use-military-life #EndOverdose #IOAD2021”


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