ALMARS : 013/18
R 231636Z APR 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)//
SUBJ/2018 MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The life of a military family is one of unique challenge and sacrifice coupled with opportunity and experience that most people cannot imagine. No one understands the requirements of this life better than a Marine Corps spouse. The selfless contribution of our military spouses provides a stability that enables mission and family readiness.
2. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan set aside the first day of appreciation for military spouses. This formal recognition showed the importance of the role the military spouse has in the readiness of our military forces. The same is true today. The military spouse exudes grace, strength, and devotion despite the fluid and dynamic environment of military life.
3. Friday, 11 May 2018 has been designated as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. As we celebrate this special day, my wife D'Arcy and I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all Marine Corps spouses. Together we recognize the distinguished role of spouses and their commitment and support of their Marines, the Corps, and their communities. I encourage all Marines to express your sincere gratitude to your spouses for their loving support and dedication to family.
4. Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//