NATIONAL MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY 2017

Having a husband or a wife working with the country’s armed forces can be so difficult.  A spouse never wants to share his or her partner with anyone.  Working with the military requires a spouse who’s willing to share his partner.  And not only spouses are affected, for even the children goes through a lot of sacrifices, to support their parent’s nationalistic career.  Let us pay tribute to them.

When is the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2017?

The National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is on May 5, 2017, a Friday.

The National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed in the United States of America and on all American posts worldwide.  Its date of celebration is always on the Friday before Mother’s Day in America each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day:

The National Military Spouse Appreciation Day was established on April 17, 1984, by then President Ronald Reagan, through Proclamation 5184.  Its first celebration was in May 23 of the same year but Casper Weinberger, a former US Secretary of Defense, set its annual date as observed today.

This recognition day is in thanksgiving to the sacrifices, help and assistance of spouses of the country’s military personnel.  This is one of the major May events annually in line with the America’s observance of its National Military Appreciation Month.  This day is participated by America’s Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force.

The National Military Spouse Appreciation Day Celebration:

Since this special day’s initial observance in 1984, the President of the United States of America delivers an annual traditional speech.  As tribute to the spouses and children of the military staff, special acknowledgement is given for their three significant contributions:

  1. Bravery for the possible risk on the life of the soldier and family;
  2. Immediate relocation of the family in the event of overseas assignments; and,
  3. Separation from family during deployment.

When is the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day in 2018?

The National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is on May 11, 2018, a Friday.