Saturday, May 10, 2008

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Friday, May 9, 2008 was Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It's a day that is recognized by the President of the United States. It's nice to be recognized, it's not needed, military spouses will continue on with their mission, but it's nice nonetheless. I participated in a Military Spouse Appreciation Day Luncheon. I was part of "The Basic Black Dress" skit. It's quite funny if you ever get a chance to see it. I filled in as a replacement of the pregnant girl. It was fun, we had some great actors participating, I think the audience enjoyed it. We had some great speakers, their talks touched my heart and may have helped spring a few tears in my eyes. One of the speakers was a retired Command Sergeant Major's wife and she shared with us a wonderful video. Check it out if you have a chance "Life on the Train".

I am proud to be a Military Spouse. I am so proud of my Soldier. I try hard to support him and his Soldiers. I want to teach my children to be proud of the legacy that my husband is building for us. It's amazing to think that our military family makes up only 2% of our nation's population, what an awesome responsibility we bear, yet one we serve in proudly.

One day is set aside for recognition, but I want all my fellow military spouses to know, I appreciate you always..we serve in a capacity that few have the honor of proud.

Military spouses embody the courage, nobility of duty, and love of country that inspire every American. On Military Spouse Day, we pay tribute to the husbands and wives who support their spouses in America's Armed Forces during times of war and peace. The legacy of military spouses began when colonial Americans were fighting for independence. Martha Washington boosted the morale of her husband's troops by visiting battlefields and tending to the wounded. Since then, members of our Armed Forces have served our Nation accompanied by the steadfast love and support of their spouses and families. While our men and women in uniform are protecting our country's founding ideals of liberty, democracy, and justice, their spouses live with uncommon challenges, endure sleepless nights, and spend long periods raising children alone. Many military spouses are also committed volunteers, serving other military families and local communities. Our Nation benefits from the sacrifices of our military families, and we are inspired by their courage, strength, and leadership. On Military Spouse Day and throughout the year, we honor the commitment spouses have made to freedom's cause. To learn about ways to support our troops and their spouses and families, I encourage all Americans to visit NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2008, as Military Spouse Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities and by expressing their gratitude to the husbands and wives of those serving in the United States Armed Forces. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Your family, your husband, and his unit are all lucky to have you. I agree that we should notice ourselves sometimes, and how much we put into supporting the ones we love.