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Always the Friday before Mother’s Day, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is an important day when the citizens of the United States acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices that the spouses of the Armed Forces give along with the tremendous strength and patriotism that they have.

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is also sometimes known as Military Spouse Day.

Each year, by Presidential Proclamation, National Military Spouse Appreciation Day has been declared, then observed and celebrated across the country on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day.

May 23, 1984 was declared the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984 as President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members. Caspar Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense, standardized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Day. Each year, the United States President normally commemorates this day with a ceremonial speech and proclamation.

Read more at:http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-military-spouse-appreciation-day-friday-before-mothers-day/