Today marked the celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This day is observed on US military posts worldwide annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day. This day celebrates the strength and patriotism of the spouses of members of the military.
Military Spouse Day has been observed since May 23, 1984, when a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members. The US Secretary of Defense standardized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Day.
Each year, the US President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation.
Events are commonly sponsored to recognize the husbands and wives of men and women in uniform for their support, contributions & sacrifices for what is commonly called “one of the toughest jobs in the military.”