On April 17, 1984 President Ronald Reagan honored the sacrifices and commitment military spouses make to the readiness and well-being of the United States military members by establishing Proclamation 5184 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

This day is set aside as part of National Military Appreciation Month every May and is celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day each year.

America’s military spouses serve a vital role in the family by supporting our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration, rest, and everything in between.

Here at Planting Roots we have the privilege of serving with women from all walks of military life. Some of us are active duty, retired, spouses, daughters, mothers, and/or friends. Whether you are a spouse or a military member, on this May 12th we want to celebrate you! We recognize that together is always better! Our military would not be what it is if it weren’t for our spouses who are essential to the strength of our great nation.

To help us celebrate, we held a special, and super fun, contest! Military women submitted photos and the winner was randomly chosen from those entries.

Liz G was our winner (thank you Rafflecopter!), and will receive a book bundle by some of our favorite military spouses!

Today we will celebrate by debuting our first ever Military Spouse Appreciation Video with all of your fabulous pics!

Thank you so much for entering and helping us celebrate amazing military spouses!

 *** by submitting your photo for this contest you are giving us the rights to use that photo in future marketing materials and posts ***
Info credited to Military Benefits Organization

Songs featured in the video

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℗ 2017 Black River Christian/Hannah Kerr – Warrior
Released on: 2016-09-23