The Friday in May before Mother's Day, is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
This very important day was first recognized by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The sitting president typically issues a proclamation in recognition of the holiday, while celebrations are held on and near U.S. military bases around the world.
May is also host to a series of other military holidays, including Military Appreciation Month, established in 1999;
Victory in Europe (VE) Day, commemorating the end of WWII in Europe on May 8, 1945; and Armed Forces Day, designated in 1949.
Memorial Day, the only official federal holiday in May, is always celebrated the last Monday of the month.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day set aside....to pause and to recognize the military spouses around us
who have the greatest impact on those serving, as well as lives of those in our military communities.