Saturday, November 5, 2011
Presidential Proclamation - November is National Military Family Month
“Just as our troops embody the courage and character that make America’s military the finest in the world, their family members embody the resilience and generosity that make our communities strong. Day after day, week after week, spouses resolutely accomplish the work of two parents, sons and daughters diligently keep up with homework and activities, and parents and grandparents patiently wait for news of their child and grandchild’s safe return. To these families, and to those whose service members never come home, we bear a debt that can never be fully repaid.”
“As America asks ever more of military families, they have a right to expect more of us -- it is our national challenge and moral obligation to uphold that promise.”
And, for your sacrifices, we are going to give you a 1.6% pay raise.
“If we hold ourselves to the same high standard of excellence our military families live by every day, we will realize the vision of an America that supports and engages these heroes now and for decades to come.”