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Today Is Military Spouse Appreciation Day-Say Thank You To Those Who Keep The Home Fires Burning

Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2011Did you know that in 1984 President Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother's Day of each year to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day?   The purpose of this special day is to thank military spouses for the support they give to their family and other military families, to honor their contributions to the communities where they live and to acknowledge the sacrifices they make every day in support of their military member and our country.

Since the day doesn't have a rack of Hallmark cards it may be overlooked by many as a day to honor the sacrifices that military spouses make taking care of home and family while their loved ones are deployed overseas.  

If you know a family where the spouse is deployed this would be a great weekend to lend a hand and volunteer to do a simple everyday task.  How about offering to mow the lawn, trim the bushes or wash the car.  You wouldn't believe how much the simple helping hands are appreciated.   If you live in an area with a military base nearby think about taking a moment to say "thank-you" to the military families that you know today.

Remember that there are thousands of men and women who sacrifice for our country without ever being deployed. They are watching their children, moving at a moments notice, and supporting a spouse in harms way without asking for much in return and they deserve our thanks for what they do.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCindy Jones • May 06 2011 09:36AM

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Cindy ~  Thank you for this reminder -- careful, you heart is showing shining!  Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) over 7 years ago

I have the perfect Mom and military wife to send your blog to.  My brother is in Iraq and his wife is running things at home.  I don't know how they do it.  Thanks for this information!

Posted by Allison Lahey, Cape Cod MA Realtor (Cape Cod MA Homes, Second Homes, Seaside Homes) over 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy, We do so appreciate the moms left behind to take care of the home front.  Happy mothers day!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 7 years ago

I had no idea about this holiday.  Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 7 years ago

Tish-thanks for your comment.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Allison-I got to say thank you to a couple of wives today and it was a nice feeling.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Christine-and their are dad's left behind as well.  They all get a big thank you from me.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Chris Ann-mark you calendar for next year.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

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