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Military Spouse Appreciation Day was established to thank the wives who every day support their husbands – the country’s defenders. Often, military spouses make a big contribution and can sacrifice many things.


The holiday was established by US President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The Friday in May before Mother’s Day was chosen for the celebration. Annually, the current president makes a proclamation in honor of Military Spouses Appreciation Day.

Celebrations are organized at all US military bases. To congratulate military wives, festive dinners, special programs, fairs, seminars are organized. The main goal and idea is to express gratitude to military spouses for their sacrifice, understanding and everything they do for their homeland.

How to celebrate

You can celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the family circle.

  1. Help woman, surround her with care, attention, love, talk a lot about the fact you appreciate everything she does.
  2. Give flowers, cook a delicious dinner.
  3. Give a certificate to her favorite store, beauty salon or a certificate for two at the spa.
  4. Organize a field trip.
  5. Make your own box of wish coupons that will be valid for a certain period.

When is Military Spouse Appreciation Day celebrated in 2022?

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is observed the Friday before Mother’s Day.