Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata acknowledged the sacrifice of American Samoa’s navy spouses for Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
“Our people include many military families and military spouses, both in American Samoa and living elsewhere but originally from American Samoa,” mentioned Congresswoman Amata. “This day particularly honors and celebrates the patriotic contributions made by navy spouses. These can embrace being separated for a lot of months throughout a deployment, typically elevating kids whereas the partner is away, uprooting lives, altering faculties, or transferring to new locations whereas not essentially figuring out anybody there upon arrival, and maybe most of all, at sure occasions figuring out your Service Member partner is perhaps positioned in danger.
“Our military spouses are sources of strength, help and motivation for our Service Members, and in turn, they deserve our deep appreciation, and all the support we can give them. I’ve backed military pay increases in recent years, and services during and after their time in uniform, but due to inflation, more will be needed in future appropriations. May God bless our military spouses.”