May 26, 2012

Observing Memorial Day With Pride

MSLO employee, Kate Lewis, recently attended a wonderful luncheon honoring United States Military Spouses and the Military Spouse of the Year.  Once again, Kate shares her photos with us.  I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I am Kate, an employee who had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC on Thursday, May 10th to attend the Military Spouse of the Year Award.  Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is proud to be a part of the military family and has been able to offer Martha Stewart brand products to the wonderful military customers all over the world.  My partnership with the US military staff and family is called “Observing with Pride”.

The award ceremony and luncheon was held at the Marine Barracks.  Established in 1801, Marine Barracks Washington, is the "Oldest Post of the Corps" and has been the residence of every commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806.  The selection of the site for the Barracks was a matter of personal interest to President Thomas Jefferson.

In 2008, Military Spouse magazine, which is the only print publication for the over 1.1 million military spouses worldwide, created the Military Spouse of the Year award to celebrate the dedication and community spirit which is evident daily in the lives of the military community.  Each military branch nominates and chooses a branch representative and at the ceremony I attended, a national winner that represents the entire worldwide community is announced.