The Lakewood Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee has identified and will be honoring a local Military Spouse of the Year on November 19, 8:00 a.m. at Burs Restaurant with an amazing thank-you gift basket, compliments of the local business community.
Wives and husbands of military personnel endure difficult challenges while their spouses are deployed: single-handedly juggling the demands of work and family, often struggling to make ends meet, they face the additional anxiety of knowing that a loved one is constantly in harms way, with no guarantee they will make it home safely. These are tough burdens to carry, and the Lakewood Chamber has taken time to recognize how much spouses sacrifice in the great mission of protecting the United States and defending our freedom.
“Our military spouses are our unsung heroes,” said Linda Smith, President & CEO of the Chamber. “As an army brat, I can remember the many deployments my father had ~ and the extraordinary way my mother handled everything on the home front. It is in her spirit of always putting family first that makes this recognition even more personal.”
All spouses of military personnel serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, or spouses of reservists living in the greater South Sound area were eligible to enter or be nominated.