Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Thank you military spouses
Thursday, 11 May 2017
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and  Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

First declared in 1984 by Ronald Reagan, Military Spouse Appreciation Day acknowledges the driving strength behind our service members.  
We honor spouses the Friday before Mother’s Day, for their unwavering commitment and their ability to overcome challenging sacrifices.   

Spouses provide service members with the focus needed to fight and win our nation’s wars.

Spouses enable personal and mission success through their support provided during long deployments, assistance in multiple relocations, and reassurance given to dependents and loved ones while they are away.  

 They invest a significant amount of energy toward our profession and are critical to our “Team of Teams.”  

Taking care of our service members and Families is always an Army priority. Several programs on-post provide assistance and improve quality of life.  Programs such as Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Army Community Service, and the Spouse Education Assistance Program are available to our military Families and retirees.

We hope that you will take the time this week to show gratitude to spouses who endure tough times and continue to place the needs of their Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen above their own.  

Thank you to our military spouses — we are proud to serve with you.  

Victory starts here — victory through skill.

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 May 2017 )