R 061349Z MAY 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. In 1984, during the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan set aside a day to celebrate the military spouse. Military Spouse Appreciation Day recognizes the contributions, support, and sacrifices of our military spouses. This day has since become a yearly event, marked by every President since Ronald Reagan.
2. On May 6, 2022 we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This is a day on which we express our deepest gratitude to the unsung heroes of our Marine Corps, our spouses. The resolute support of our Marine Corps spouses is essential to the strength of the Marine Corps. They are mothers and fathers, soul mates, and life partners whose unwavering support directly increases the readiness of our Marine Corps.
3. As we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day, my wife, Donna, and I express our deepest appreciation to the spouses of all service members with heartfelt gratitude for their enduring support and steadfast commitment to our Marines. Marines, dedicate some time today to thank your spouse for their contributions, their love, their faithful support, and their many sacrifices willingly given so that you always stand ready to answer our Nation’s call. Thank you, to all military spouses for your sacrifices and faithful support.
4. Semper Fidelis! David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//