It's a hard life being a soldier. But for many, the guys and gals deployed are just half the story. It doesn't seem right that military spouses not be recognized for their sacrifice as well; it is only right and fitting to do so.
It takes a special breed of person to be the spouse of an active duty soldier (male or female). Babies get sick, cars break down and the yard still needs mowing whether "Joe" or "Molly" is home or not. The burden of two falls on one and that is a huge load for anyone to carry.
But they do so, and without bitching, whining and crying. It is their mission in the defense of our way of life, and for that, we are grateful. Their duty is no less important than a troop in the field. They are part of our overall readiness team as a nation.
If you know a military family near you, especially one with a loved one deployed somewhere, stop and do something nice for them today.
Just to let them know that you know. It may make all the difference in the world to simply be remembered for a few moments.