Military Spouse Appreciation Day
The Texas Veterans Land Board salutes all those married to a Military Member on Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Known in military parlance as “milspouse”, these husbands, wives and partners are those who keep military families running.
Military spouses are the ones who make sure uniforms are cleaned, kids are fed, homes are livable, and so much more. They are the ones who move while the Military Member is on duty; they hold down the fort while their Military Member is deployed; they handle finances and parent conferences and long conversations with TriCare.
Military Spouses stand strong when their Military Member leaves for a deployment, keeping a brave face for children and family, and then cry when no one else is around. They are the ones who continue to work jobs that aren’t what they once dreamed of, and are temporary until the next PCS, but that help their family. They coach Little League and join PTA at the local school and make short-term friendships that turn into life-long support networks. Today we can recognize these people as the impactful change makers they are in our military communities.
As President Ronald Reagan said in 1984 when he signed the proclamation to recognize them, “In many instances, they subordinated their personal and professional aspirations to the greater benefit of the service family. Responding to the call of duty, they frequently endured long periods of separation or left familiar surroundings and friends to re-establish their homes in distant places. And there they became American ambassadors abroad.”
This official recognition is typically celebrated by a proclamation from the sitting President, as well as events on U.S. bases around the world. While Military Spouses are recognized globally today, every day should truly be a day of recognition for these silent warriors. Thank you to each of you married to a member of the United States Armed Services. The VLB is grateful for your sacrifice and service to our country.
The VLB is happy to provide any needed help for these American heroes. The mission for the VLB is “to ensure that we offer the very best package of Veterans benefits in the country and those of us who work for the VLB strive to meet those goals every day. For more than 70 years, we have had the honor to serve Veterans, Military Members and their families in Texas, and we look forward to keeping that promise in the years to come.” Call 1–800–252–8387, email VLBinfo@glo.texas.gov, or visit vlb.texas.gov to see the different benefits available.
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