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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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About Military Spouse Appreciation Day

When is Military Spouse Appreciation Day? This holiday is held on the Friday before Mother's Day

Here’s a day that is celebrated on U.S. military bases around the world, and anywhere that a military spouse can be found.  It is celebrated by military personnel off base as well. Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

 Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day to recognize and honor the real backbone of the military….. the spouses of our soldiers. This day recognizes the contributions made by military spouses to the spirit and well-being of soldiers and military communities. Where would military morale be without their supportive spouses behind them?

Married military personnel uses this day to pamper their spouse in any way possible. If they are away on duty, they usually can send a card, flowers, candy, or other gifts.

Show your patriotism. Chances are you’ve expressed your appreciation to the men and women in the armed forces that serve and protect you. Today is your opportunity to do the same, for the spouses behind those brave people.

To all the military spouses out there, we thank you for being the rock-solid foundation behind your partner, as he or she performs their duty to our country. Your support for them is vital to the welfare of your loved one, as well as to the safety and security of every American.  We thank you.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Here are some ways to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • If you’re in the military, give recognition and appreciation to your spouse or significant other.
  • Military leaders can hold a celebration.
  • Civilians, show recognition and appreciation to any military spouses you know or meet today.

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History and Origin of Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military Spouses Day was created by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger established the Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouses Day. Since then, presidents have continued to make proclamations about this day. The most recent was made by President Joseph Biden Jr. on May 5, 2022. 

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