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Military Spouse Day

by Michelle Christian

Each May we memorialize the men and women who sacrifice their lives defending our freedom.

Often forgotten are military spouses who maintain households and raise children. On May 23, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the first proclamation declaring Military Spouse Day. Now celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day, National Spouse Day recognizes the husbands and wives of our servicemen and women. Military families make incredible sacrifices, which includes leaving their careers and career development opportunities due to frequent relocations in support of military commitments.

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