NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced May 10, 2013 is Military Spouse Day. The day of recognition for military spouses is observed throughout the country to include Tennessee.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed a day of observance to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses.
The United States Armed Forces now set aside the Friday before Mother’s Day each year to pay tribute spouses who continue to take care of their families and homes while their uniformed loved ones answer the call to serve their country.
“Behind many of our great service members is an incredibly supportive military spouse,”Grinder said. “The support of military spouses is critical to our country’s mission, to the well-being of our troops and to the stability of military homes everywhere. Today, we pause to recognize military spouses for their sacrifice and enduring commitment.”