This year, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is May 6th! Always the Friday before Mother’s Day, Military Spouse Day was created to honor the spouses of those who serve in our Armed Forces. President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184.
The US Secretary of Defense at the time – Caspar Weinberger standardized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Day. Each year, the president normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation. No matter your political persuasion, the sacrifice of our military families is immense and cannot be denied.
So if you know someone that is a military spouse – thank them, would you? Without their support, the men and women of our military couldn’t do what they do.