COLUUMBUS, Ohio –
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime and the Defense Supply Center Columbus recognizes and appreciates the positive impact spouses have in the local community as well as in the various military branches.
Spouses are an essential part of the military and contribute to readiness by allowing our service members to remain focused on their missions.
In 1984, President Ronald Regan declared May 23 as the first Military Spouse Day in Proclamation 5184. The U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger standardized the date by declaring the Friday before Mother's Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. In 1999, Congress officially made the observance a part of National Military Appreciation Month.
Spouses are the "force behind the force" and support service members with courage through difficult circumstances, including numerous household moves and stressful deployments.
Spouses are vital to the strength, resilience and readiness of our military communities. They’re actively engaged in our local, civilian communities while helping our service members serve, reintegrate and remain strong.
Today, DLA Land and Maritime would like to take a moment to say thank you to the spouses.