R 151330Z MAY 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY 2023//
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. There is no one who understands the requirements of this life more than a Marine Corps spouse. From a short notice move to extended deployments, Marine Corps spouses take on military life with grace and resiliency. Their selfless contributions provide stability that enables mission and family readiness and greatly increases the quality of life of Marines.
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 armed forces. The same is true today. The military spouse exudes grace, strength, and devotion in the face of frequent challenges.
3. On Friday, May 12, 2023, we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day, sharing our heartfelt appreciation for all Marine Corps spouses. The Marine Corps recognizes the distinguished role, commitment, and support of their Marines, the Marine Corps, and their communities. Marines, take a moment to express your gratitude to a Marine Corps spouse. A simple “thank you for all that you do” will make their day brighter and will convey your appreciation. My wife Donna and I join Marines around the globe in celebrating and honoring all Marine Corps spouses. Thank you for your sacrifices and faithful support.
4. Semper Fidelis! David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//