Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day and MSCCN would like to thank all of the husbands and wives who serve alongside our service members. We honor and celebrate your selfless service and extraordinary support for your loved ones as they serve our great nation. In observation of this day the following was issued by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief Of Naval Operations:
“As we observe military spouse appreciation day on 11 May this year,
we honor the military spouses who have selflessly served alongside their
active-duty husbands and wives. They keep our families “on course and speed,”
and their support enables us to focus on the mission at hand – to be ready and
to operate forward around the world. By their devotion and strength, we
remain the greatest navy this world has ever known.”
On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we acknowledge the demands on our families. There is an inscription on one of the 26 bronze relief sculptures at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC that accurately states: “The Navy Family: they who wait also serve.” We all know that when service members are deployed, the challenges at home continue, and our military spouses bear the burden each day in support of their loved ones and in service to their nation. We thank our husbands and wives for their constant patience and steadfast understanding as they often face the challenges at home or celebrate life events without their loved ones. Though they may not wear the uniform – it is their honor, courage, and commitment that sustains us.