Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the USA Date in the current year: May 6, 2016

Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the USA Military Spouse Appreciation Day (also Military Spouse Day) is an annual observance, honoring military spouses and their importance for all American servicemen. This observance is held annually on Friday before Mother's Day.

Military Spouse Day was first proclaimed by President of the USA Ronald Reagan on April 17, 1984. That year he declared May 23 to be inaugural celebration of this event. In 1999 Congress of the USA officially made Military Spouse Day to be a part of National Military Appreciation Month and set a new date – Friday before Mother's Day, observed on the second Sunday in May.

Every year President of the USA issues an official proclamation of this event and delivers a ceremonial speech to honor the silent heroes, who support the troops. Whether their spouses serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines of Coast Guard, they contribute to keeping the country safe.

Festive events of Military Spouse Appreciation Day may vary in different cities. They may include educational workshops, appreciation luncheons and spouse employment fairs.

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