Military Family Appreciation Month on November, 2017: May 11th is military spouse appreciation day?
November, 2017 is Military Family Appreciation Month 2017. Defense.gov Special Report: Month of the Military Family ... Military Family Appreciation
We need to be reminded, at times; of the important role we fill for our family and for our country.The funny thing is; most military spouses don't consider themselves different from other spouses.
Other spouses get married and look forward to building equity in a home and putting down family roots. Military spouses get married and know they'll live in base housing or rent, and their roots must be short so they can be transplanted frequently.
Other spouses decorate a home with flair and personality that will last a lifetime. Military spouses decorate a home with flare tempered with the knowledge that no two base houses have the same size windows or same size rooms.
Curtains have to be flexible and multiple sets are a plus. Furniture must fit like puzzle pieces.
Other spouses have living rooms that are immaculate and seldom used. Military spouses have immaculate living room/dining room combos. The coffee table got a scratch or two moving from Germany, but it still looks pretty good.
Other spouses say goodbye to their spouse for a business trip and know they won't see them for a week. They are lonely, but can survive. Military spouses say good-bye to their deploying spouse and know they won't see them for months, or a year, or longer. They are lonely, but will survive.
Other spouses, when a washer hose blows off, call Maytag and then write a check out for having the hose reconnected. Military spouses have to cut the water off and fix it themselves.
Other spouses get used to saying "hello" to friends they see all the time. Military spouses get used to saying "goodbye" to friends made the last two years.
Other spouses worry about whether their child will be class president next year. Military spouses worry about whether their child will be accepted in yet another school next year and whether that school will be the worst in the city...again.
Other spouses can count on spouse participation in special events...birthdays, anniversaries, concerts, football games, graduation, and even the birth of a child. Military spouses only count on each other; because they realize that the flag has to come first if freedom is to survive. It has to be that way.
Other spouses put up yellow ribbons when the troops are imperiled across the globe and take them down when the troops come home. Military spouses wear yellow ribbons around their hearts and they never go away.
Other spouses worry about being late for mom's Thanksgiving dinner. Military spouses worry about getting back from Japan in time for dad's funeral.
The television program showing an elderly lady putting a card down in front of a long, black wall that has names on it touches other spouses. The card simply says, "Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. You would have been sixty today." A military spouse is the lady with the card, and the wall is the Vietnam Memorial.
I would NEVER say military spouses are better than other spouses. But I will say there is a difference. I will say, without hesitation, that military spouses pay just as high a price for freedom as do their active duty husbands and wives.
Perhaps the price they pay is even higher. Dying in service to our country isn't near as hard as loving someone who has died in service to our country, and having to live without them.
God bless our military spouses for all they freely give.
what car maker has the best military discount?
Toyota & Scion Military Discount
Toyota Military DiscountToyota offers a $500 discount for active military on most of their new vehicles and has a $500 discount incentive for 1st time buyers on most of their new vehicles. These programs can be combined. In a joint effort between Toyota Financial Services*(TFS) and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., we are pleased to announce a special rebate program for eligible active military personnel. EFFECTIVE APRIL 17, 2007 through APRIL 17, 2008, active military personnel can receive a rebate by leasing or financing a New Toyota vehicle through TFS.
GM Military DiscountsGM General Motors Military Discount
Active members and Reserves of the U.S. military get $500 bonus cash, in addition to most current offers available from GM.
As an expression of our appreciation, GM offers active members and Reserves of the U.S. military $500 bonus cash when you purchase or lease a 2006 or 2007 GM car or truck – just show your military ID!
This bonus offer is in addition to many other current offers available from GM. For more information on attractive GMAC financing, call 1-888-262-2393, our dedicated call center for military personnel.
Offer includes some or all of the following GM brands: Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Oldsmobile, Saturn, HUMMER, Saab, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall.
Suzuki Auto Military Discount
suzuki military discountIf you're an active member of the United States Armed Services, in the Reserves or an immediate family member of same and buy any new 2006/2007 Suzuki you may be eligible to receive an additional $500 Cash Back. That's on top of Suzuki's existing Customer Cash* offers! To qualify you must purchase and take delivery of your new 2006/2007 Suzuki Car or SUV by 02/28/2007 and show your most recent leave and earnings statement. Base M.S.R.P. does not include tax, title, or destination charges. Dealer prices may vary. Visit the Suzuki website.
Chrysler - Jeep Military Discount
Jeep Military Discountoffers eligible active military, retired military (honorable discharge and 20 years of service required), active military reserve, retired military reserve (honorable discharge and 20 years of service required), and veterans (honorable discharge required after any length of service) a $500 cash allowance applied toward the retail purchase (Type Sale 1) or lease (Type Sale L) of an eligible vehicle. See official website.
do you know any?
Y E S!! Tell all US Military Personnel that they are doing one
heck of a job. WELL DONE!!
US ARMY(RET) 21 Years and 7 Days. Still Serving!!