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Monday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Nearly 30 Soldiers with 1st Airfield Operations Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard, returned home Saturday, April 29, 2016, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Oklahoma after being deployed to the Middle East for nearly a year. While deployed, the AOB provided air traffic control and airfield operations in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Leanna Litsch/Released)
May 08, 2023

Veterans and active duty military are invited to show appreciation to their spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 8, in Texas.

According to a Texas Veterans Commission press release, Military Spouse Appreciation Day honors the contributions, support and sacrifices made by the spouses of active duty military and veterans. America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. The commitment and support spouses provide help keep our country strong and safe.

To help veterans and military show appreciation to their spouses on the home front, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has created a special card for sharing. It will be posted on TVC social media sites.

Listen to military and veteran spouses share their experiences and find out about active duty, transitioning and veteran spouse resources on TVC’s The Voice of Texas Veterans at

Spouses discuss successes and celebrations as well as caregiving and behavior signaling signs of needs and issues.

“It’s really about creating these inclusive spaces where they’re able to share, talk about their support needs and really provide that support to one another,” Hannah O’Brien, Program Coordinator for the Veteran Spouse Network, and spouse to a Marine Corps veteran, said in the release.

Resources and benefits for military spouses, families and active duty military members in Texas may be found at

Helping veterans starts here. The Texas Veterans Commission advocates for and provides superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors. The TVC assists veterans with receiving their benefits, provides funding to agencies which provide direct services to veterans and administers the Hazlewood Act education benefits. Learn more at


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