“Our service members and their families seldom ask for support or recognition. They carry out their duties to family and country with the quiet courage and strength that has always exemplified the American spirit. On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we have an opportunity to not only honor the husbands and wives of our service members, but also thank them by actively expressing our gratitude in both word and deed.”
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother’s Day to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Since then, that day is set aside to recognize the sacrifices of our country’s military spouses. Military spouses may not wear a uniform, but we proudly serve our country in the silent ranks. And although we rarely ask for recognition or appreciation, it sure is nice to have a day dedicated to us.
So if you happen to know any military spouses, make sure you give them a big hug and a thank you for all that they do. To all of my amazing military spouse friends who have helped to support and guide me through this crazy roller coaster of a life and to all of the military spouses with whom I have the honor of sharing a small slice of the blogosphere,
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!
And if you are one of those military spouse bloggers, don’t forget the Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup #35.