May 6, 2011

Appreciating one Tough Crowd!

Today is Military SPouse Appreocation Day and what group is more deserving? Even the president took time out to show his thanks ... (not in its entirity)

Presidential Proclamation--Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military spouses serve as steady and supportive partners to the heroes in uniform who protect and defend our great Nation every day. Across America and around the world, military spouses serve our country in their own special way, helping families and friends through the stress of a deployment, caring for our wounded warriors, and supporting each other when a loved one has made the ultimate sacrifice.

Our service members and their families seldom ask for support or recognition. They carry out their duties to family and country with the quiet courage and strength that has always exemplified the American spirit. On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we have an opportunity to not only honor the husbands and wives of our service members, but also thank them by actively expressing our gratitude in both word and deed.

When a member of our Armed Forces is deployed, an entire family is called to serve. The readiness of our troops depends on the readiness of our military families, as millions of parents, children, and loved ones sacrifice as well.

On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, let us join together to show our service members we are taking care of their families back home as they serve our Nation across the globe. As neighbors, teachers, parents, and fellow citizens, we can reach out to military husbands and wives in our communities. We can show our appreciation in countless ways, from offering to help with household maintenance and childcare to encouraging the community involvement and career development of military spouses.

It is through our actions that we show our commitment to our service members and their spouses. By embracing military families, we demonstrate our partnership in the defense of our freedom and the security of the United States.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2011, as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I call upon the people of the United States to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities.


So let raise a glass, be it wine or tea, and give thanks to the Homefront Guardians, the Silent Soldiers.

Until our next cup of tea ...

2 Tea Party Guest:

Sue said...

Indeed, you are appreciated. I see first hand everyday what military spouses are asked to experience, to sacrifice, to DO in order for the life of your family to seem as normal as possible under difficult circumstances. And even though we have the not an unheard circumstance in our lives of Stephen and Laurie not only being military spouses, but both being US Army soldiers as well, they also go through the difficulties that other military spouses go through. Perhaps they understand it a bit more than non-dual military families do, but when that plane takes your husband or wife to a place far away, you are first and foremost, a spouse - not a soldier.
You are awesome - and always in our prayers.
Blessings and thanks for what you do - and for giving so much of George to our country.

ancient one said...

So thankful for our service men and women... and so thankful for their spouses !!!