Sunday, November 24, 2013

National Military Family Appreciation Month

As we are looking forward to the annual Thanksgiving Holiday, let us also remember that each year, the month of November is declared as National Military Family Appreciation Month by Presidential proclamation.

We are wise to remember the words of President Barack Obama  when he signed the annual Proclamation in 2011, saying [in part]:

“… Just as our troops embody the courage and character that make America’s military the finest in the world, their family members embody the resilience and generosity that make our communities strong.  They serve with heroism in their homes and neighborhoods while they are without the comfort of having loved ones nearby.  Day after day, week after week, spouses resolutely accomplish the work of two parents, sons and daughters diligently keep up with homework and activities, and parents and grandparents patiently wait for news of their child and grandchild’s safe return.  To these families, and to those whose service members never come home, we bear a debt that can never be fully repaid. …”

Inspiration comes in many forms, from military service personnel to first responders to teachers, so let us recognize this month the families of those who serve and give them the support that they deserve.

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