Military Spouse Appreciation

By: Mindy Stone
By: Mindy Stone

Some military spouses were treated to a day of pampering at the Southeast Armed Services YMCA on Tuesday in Colorado Springs.

Haircuts. Manicures and pedicures. Even arts and crafts. "It's nice and relaxing." "I don't get out alot, so something like this really helps." It helps military spouses get away from their daily routine for a few hours to focus on themselves. Annette Stefan's husband is serving in Iraq. "He said good for you. You don't do enough for yourself." Local businesses, like Toni and Guy, are more than willing to donate their time and services to show their support for our troops and their families. "The owners been doing this for many many years. She was a military wife herself," said Deborah Frederick, Assistant Director. While women are being pampered in one room, some Fort Carson soldiers are watching their kids in another. Members of the 4th ID are volunteering their time to keep an eye on youngsters free of charge. "I really love kids. God bless you honey," said Thomas O'Donnell, "Being a mom is alot harder than some jobs us men do. I think it's a great thing." "They give the moms a break and they want to help out too, that's nice." A nice gesture to show their appreciation for their significant others and fellow soldiers' spouses.

Military families can enjoy Saturday night's Sky Sox game against Memphis free of charge with proper ID. Military Spouse Appreciation Week runs through Saturday, May 19th.


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