Help Us Celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2024

Posted by Ashley Jones

Each year, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day gives us a unique opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the remarkable individuals who stand behind our military heroes. It’s a day to honor the resilience, strength, and sacrifices of military spouses who support their partners in active duty. This tradition, first established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, continues to remind us of the invaluable contributions made by military wives, husbands, and partners.

The challenges faced by military spouses are vast and often unspoken. From enduring long periods apart from their loved ones to frequent relocations and adapting to new environments, these individuals navigate a unique set of trials. Yet, they remain steadfast pillars of support for their families and inspirations for their communities.

Do You Know a Military Spouse We Should Honor

Help us recognize and applaud these exceptional men and women. Military Spouse Appreciation Day will be celebrated this year on May 10th, the Friday before Mother’s Day.

In 2009, ClearedJobs.Net launched an effort to honor spouses from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces using the X (formerly Twitter) handle @MilSpouseDay. We continue to hold this initiative in high regard as a small token of how much we value what these families do for our country.

You can join us in honoring military spouses by following our initiative on X leading up to May 10th. If you know a military spouse with an X account who deserves recognition, leave a comment below with their X handle or send us a tweet at @MilSpouseDay.

Celebrate the Military Spouses in Your Life

There are many ways to show your support and appreciation, whether you’re a family member, friend, neighbor, or employer. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Send a personalized note or care package to a military spouse you know. Let them know how much you appreciate their sacrifices and offer words of encouragement and support.
  • Offer to help with tasks such as grocery shopping, cooking meals, or taking care of children. This can be a huge help to military spouses who may have to juggle multiple responsibilities on their own.
  • Take the time to listen to military spouses and understand their unique challenges and needs. By showing empathy and support, you can help military spouses feel valued and appreciated.

If you know a military spouse struggling to find employment, here are some additional ways you can help:

  • Proofread and review their resume.
  • Help them prepare for an interview by asking them common interview questions.
  • Connect them to someone in your network who may be able to assist their job search.

This May let’s all take a moment to celebrate military spouses and express our gratitude for their service, their sacrifices, and their enduring love. And let’s ensure that they know they are never alone and always appreciated. Together, let’s make this Military Spouse Appreciation Day truly special.


  • Ashley Jones

    Ashley Jones is ClearedJobs.Net's blog Editor and a cleared job search expert, dedicated to helping security-cleared job seekers and employers navigate job search and recruitment challenges. With in-depth experience assisting cleared job seekers and transitioning military personnel at in-person and virtual Cleared Job Fairs and military base hiring events, Ashley has a deep understanding of the unique needs of the cleared community. She is also the Editor of ClearedJobs.Net's job search podcast, Security Cleared Jobs: Who's Hiring & How.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 3:47 pm

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