Military Spouse Day

Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces.  President Ronald Reagan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984 the first Military Spouse Day with Proclamation 5184, dated April 17, 1984.  The US Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger standardized the date by declaring the Friday preceding Mother's Day as Military Spouse Day.  Here are some resources to help schools observe Military Spouse Day and celebrate military spouses:

For more information, please contact:

John Kaminar, Military Family Engagement Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 4C-300
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5188