Those who have loved ones in the Armed Forces face many challenges on a day to day basis, and in an effort to honor their sacrifice, President Barack Obama recently declared November Military Family Month. Obama signed the proclamation on November 1 and hopes it will bring attention to the work being done to assist family members of troops, reports Military Times.
In highlighting the struggles of military families, the president also applauded the efforts of first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, who have been actively supporting the military community through the Joining Forces initiative. So far, the program has helped in the hiring of 125,000 veterans and military spouses. During his announcement, Obama also made a point to emphasize the strength of families who have loved ones serving in the military.
"In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer," he wrote. "They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come. With loved ones serving far from home, military spouses take on the work of two."
Selecting November is certainly a good idea. Veterans Day is recognized every year on November 11, and the Armed Services YMCA has been observing November as military family appreciation month for years, according to the publication.