Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2018 is May 11

Posted by Kathleen Smith

Courtney WoodruffPresident Ronald Reagan greatly admired military spouses and realized their significant commitment to the well-being of service members so he introduced Proclamation 5184 on April 17, 1984 to honor these military wives, husbands and partners. In 1999, Congress officially named Military Spouse Appreciation Day a part of National Military Appreciation Month.

The Department of Defense unified the event by naming the Friday prior to Mother’s Day as the official “Military Spouse Appreciation Day.” This proclamation recognizes all the sacrifices made by military spouses. Service members know that it’s their spouses who keep the home fires burning.

Ten years ago ClearedJobs.Net began recognizing military spouses via Twitter. This program is a unique way to utilize social media – specifically Twitter – to honor spouses from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The handle @MilSpouseDay was created as a way to showcase our appreciation.

Please help us honor these folks who serve our country. If you know a military spouse with a Twitter account that should be recognized, please send a tweet to @milspouseday.  You can follow our initiative this year from May 1 through May 11 via your Twitter account.

Join us in recognizing and applauding this special group of men and women.




This entry was posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:50 am

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