Military Family Appreciation Month takes place in November, it has been set aside to honour military families. Military families understand what it means to serve their country. You get up every day to support your military member, staying at their side during rigorous trainings and deployments. You’re aware of the dangers, but you choose to serve, nevertheless.
While service members are serving, deployed, or training, their families provide a crucial foundation at home that allows them to feel confident in the field. Families are frequently separated from their service members for extended periods of time and across large distances.
“True love doesn’t mean being inseparable. It means being separated and nothing changes”.
You are our military’s backbone. You are the steady, quiet fuel that keeps the fire going at home. You keep track on military salary, perks, and news because you know how much they affect your life on a daily basis. When your time as a member of an active-duty family comes to an end, you continue to support your veteran.
As someone who has family members in the military, I can personally relate to how hard dealing with uncertainty can be, nevertheless, speaking for myself at least, the proudness and honour that I feel definitely overrides the negatives.
It’s important to acknowledge those family members in the military, making them feel valued and accomplished, however, this does not mean that you should forget to praise yourself also. There are plenty of ways to make the most of out Military Family Appreciation month this year. Below lists a few.
What can I do to celebrate?
- Say THANK YOU!
- Volunteer your time to those who may need it.
- Donate in their honour to a veteran’s organisation.
- Find out what events or activities are planned to honour families, such as special activities, or discounts for nearby businesses or attractions, by contacting your nearest military base office.
- Visiting a war memorial and learning more about your community’s military.
- Simply ask ‘how can I help?’.
This month would be a great time to brush up on your British military history or learn more about what makes a military unit work so well. If you’ve ever pondered a career in the military, now is a great opportunity to learn more about the various opportunities available across all branches.
“A family that serves together stays together”.