11 May '17, 6pm

Learn more about #MilitarySpouseAppreciation Day in today's #USArmy STAND-TO!

The Army will celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 12, 2017 and recognize Army spouses for their tremendous loyalty, strength, and commitment to Soldiers and today's Army. Military Spouse Appreciation Day as part of the National Military Appreciation Month is an annual observance. This day is an opportunity for the Army to reaffirm its unwavering support to Army spouses for their contributions to readiness. On May 23, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued the first Military Spouse Day proclamation. The proclamation recognized the profound importance of a military spouse's commitment to the readiness and well-being of Service members. The Secretary of Defense later standardized the date by declaring the Friday before Mother's Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. In 1999, Congress made Military Spouse Appreciation Day a part of National Military Appreciation ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2017-05-11

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