National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. This year it will be celebrated on Friday, May 12th, 2017.
On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we celebrate military spouses contributions to keeping our country safe. America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation and they serve our country just like their loved ones.
In celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day the armed forces have special events and programs to inform, honor and recognize military spouses. Events range from spouse appreciation luncheons, to educational workshops, and spouse employment fairs that pay tribute to military spouses.