Each year, May 29 marks International Day of UN Peacekeepers, a day to honor the service men and women who serve in the pursuit of peace around the world under UN blue.

Of the 120,000 UN Peacekeepers currently deployed across sixteen missions around the world, fewer than 100 are American soldiers. These Americans have chosen to temporarily serve under the blue beret because they believe in the immense value and true impact of UN Peacekeeping missions.

On this day dedicated to honoring the heroism and sacrifices of UN Peacekeepers, join us in thanking Americans in UN Peacekeeping. Let’s make sure these men and women get the recognition they deserve!