Updated: May 17
To All Our Incredible Military Spouses,
Today is National Military Spouse Appreciation day. It is the presidentially approved holiday to thank and honor military spouses for their crucial role in supporting their spouse, our military force, and our great nation. This holiday is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the month of May. But in my heart, every day of the year is military spouse appreciation day because I know the sacrifices you make and the support you provide each and every day.
I am blessed and fortunate to see this selfless act of kindness daily through the many volunteers here at Naval Services FamilyLine. Our organization is run by military spouses for our military spouses. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and everyone of our thousands of volunteers, mentors, advisors, and program participants who help me see why I am truly blessed to live this Navy lifestyle. Each of you give me purpose, reason, and strength to continue this journey … especially on those tough days.
As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, our lives are challenged in ways not previously experienced. Naval Services FamilyLine programs have been put on hold since March. We are trying our best to quickly adapt, learn and operate through new avenues and platforms to provide you with our programs and resources. As COVID-19 is continuously evolving, so is Naval Services FamilyLine. I appreciate your continued support, patience and understanding. Though a lot has been learned since the beginning of this pandemic, there are still more unknowns. We must continue to do our part by complying with the guidelines set forth by health officials. Therefore, our programs will continue to remain suspended until installation services re-open. We will continue to monitor and follow the local guidelines and will be ready to adjust accordingly as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. As a reminder, you can still find our valuable resources on our website at www.nsfamilyline.org and through the MyNavy Family App.
It is hard to move forward sometimes when so much is unpredictable. But that is how military spouses usually operate. We are conditioned to expect the unexpected and adapt to what is presented. We are strong and we will not only survive, but thrive. We will persevere and be the strength that our family, our spouse and our country need us to be. That is why today, our country, and especially me, thank you for ALL you do!
Sincerely, Junifer Thomas Chairman, Naval Services FamilyLine