Over the years, United State’s presidents have honored our military families and the sacrifices they selflessly make on Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
In a May 5, 2016 address, President Barack Obama said:
“Serving alongside our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen, our nation’s military families give of themselves and give up their time with their loved ones so we may live safely and freely. As part of On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we honor the spouses of those who have left behind everything they know and love to join our Nation’s unbroken chain of patriots, and we recommit to giving military spouses the respect, dignity, and support they deserve.”
In a proclamation dated May 10, 2018, marking this year’s National Spouse Appreciation Day, President Donald Trump wrote:
“Military spouses shoulder the burdens of a challenging and demanding lifestyle with pride, strength, and determination. They demonstrate uncommon grace and grit, and although most military spouses do not wear a uniform, they honorably serve our nation — often times without their loved one standing beside them.”