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Day nine is about appreciation - spouse appreciation, to be exact.

Service members put themselves at risk for our country every day, but they’re hardly the only ones dedicated to the mission. Military spouses play a huge role in not only taking care of things while their loved ones are deployed, but also by providing a backbone of support and care during the tough times. To encourage them, the USO hosts spouse appreciation events. It’s everything from low-key center-based events around the globe to larger operations like the USO and What to Expect Foundation’s Special Delivery baby showers - seen in the slideshow above - bringing military moms-to-be together for a few hours of learning, food and fun.

This holiday season, you can help give spouses the extra support they need with just a few clicks.