Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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2023 DateMay 12, 2023
2024 DateMay 10, 2024

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military Spouse Appreciation Day honors and emphasizes the importance of the spouses of the military. This day aims to highlight family support as fundamental to the success of the military. Spouses and families are deemed silent heroes for their continued support of those within the military. Organized events honoring military spouses are typically held on this day.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day was established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. It is observed annually on the Friday before Mother's Day.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day facts

  • According to the Department of Labor, in 2022, about 92% of military spouses were women.
  • According to the Department of Labor, about 22% of military spouses in the labor force were unemployed in 2022.
  • According to the Department of Labor, about 30% of military spouses have a four-year degree. About 15% have an advanced degree.

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