MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY

Date Signed: 5/13/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 017/06

R 051725Z MAY 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 017/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/MR//
SUBJ/MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY//
POC/KIMBERLY GATES/MRZ-1/TEL: 703-432-9042/-/-/-//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY HAS BEEN OBSERVED
ANNUALLY SINCE 1984 TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS, COMMITMENT, AND
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE SPOUSES OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM.
THIS YEAR, FRIDAY, MAY 12TH WILL BE THE DAY WE REFLECT ON THE
SELFLESS SERVICE OF OUR UNSUNG HEROES.
2.  OUR MARINE CORPS SPOUSES ARE THE UNDERPINNING OF OUR MARINE
CORPS FAMILY, AND PROVIDE POSITIVE AND VALUABLE SUPPORT TO MISSION
READINESS.  THEY BOOST THE MORALE OF OUR WARFIGHTERS AND THEIR
SUPPORT IS UNWAVERING.  THEY DO THIS WHILE CONCURRENTLY MANAGING
FREQUENT RELOCATIONS, ENDURING LENGTHY DEPLOYMENTS, AND FACING
ADVERSITY AND UNCERTAINTY WITH A CALM ASSURANCE.
3.  SILKE AND I EXTEND OUR MOST SINCERE THANKS TO ALL MILITARY
SPOUSES.  WE ENCOURAGE ALL MARINES TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO
REFLECT ON THE PATRIOTISM AND DEDICATION OF MARINE SPOUSES, AS WELL
AS ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND KEEP ATTACKING, M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL,
U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.
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