Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

Blackfive and DBS remind me to wish all a Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!: "
DBS Spouse
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Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
When Americans answer the call to serve in our Armed Forces, a
sacred trust is forged. Our men and women in uniform take on the duty
of protecting us all, and their spouses and families also help shoulder
this important responsibility. As we mark Military Spouse Appreciation
Day, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to supporting and honoring the
husbands, wives, and loved ones of our Nation's servicemembers.
At the heart of our Armed Forces, servicemembers' spouses keep our
military families on track. They balance family life, military life,
and their careers all while supporting other military families and
giving back to their communities. Many have served in uniform
themselves and, understanding the obligations involved, can provide
unparalleled support. They are pillars of strength in their families,
often celebrating their children's life milestones while the other
parent is away.
Military spouses also care for our wounded warriors and honor the
memory of our Nation's fallen heroes, including their own loved ones.
They impact countless lives on military bases and in schools, places of
worship, and neighborhoods across our Nation. Their contributions help
protect our freedom by strengthening our communities and our
My Administration is committed to improving opportunities and
quality of life for these brave spouses and families who know the
separation and stress of war. We are increasing servicemembers'
compensation as well as funding for better housing, job training,
counseling, outreach, and support for spouses and their families. We
are also expanding our ground forces to reduce the strain of repeated
deployments, and to give servicemembers more time with their loved ones.
There are many ways for each of us to show our appreciation for
military spouses. Working through community based organizations,
workplaces, schools, and places of worship, we can help them support
their families, establish or build a career, and address the unique
challenges they face.
I am inspired every day by our men and women in uniform and their
families. They are America's greatest military asset, and my
Administration is committed to fulfilling our obligations to them.
Today, let us honor the spouses and families who support our
servicemembers and, in doing so, help defend our Nation and preserve our
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2010, as
Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I call upon the people of the United
States to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
Be sure to show appreciation for your military spouse today. Or you can go tell the good people at SpouseBuzz 'thank you!'
His Imperial Majesty finally got something right.

As I've mentioned before, I will not argue the point that "Wife" is the toughest job in the Army.

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