"Using military terminology, military spouses are the rear-detachment commanders of the family/household. During times when the service member is away for long periods, spouses act as the planners, supply officers/logisticians, financial officers, trainers/educators, operations officers, business managers, and leadership of the family back home. In units, all these functions are divided among a well-trained staff, but in the military family, the spouse does it all!" - Robert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy)
The month of May is Military Appreciation Month and as part of that celebration, Military Spouse Appreciation Day will take place on May 11th. There will be many events around the country and the world dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the amazing contributions, support and sacrifices of military spouses on the homefront. President Ronald Reagan established Military Spouse Appreciation Day back in 1984 and it is presently celebrated the Friday prior to Mother's Day every year.
Here are seven ways to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day:
Life as a military spouse is not for everyone. It is challenging. It is rewarding. It is like nothing else. Thank you for all you do to support your spouse and your military family. Your sacrifices to not go unnoticed.
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