Military Spouse Appreciation Day

President Obama declared Friday Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a day to thank the spouses of U.S. service members for all they do to support the country and the sacrifices they've made.

In San Diego, some organizations showed their appreciation with giveaways for military spouses.

At the Armed Services YMCA in Tierrasanta, the organization gave away 1,500 bags of coffee donated by Starbucks and their customers.

Many of those bags of coffee had "thank you" notes written on them.

“They're going through the challenges of deployment, relocation, sometimes separated from loved ones we're always here to make sure that we are here to put a smile on their face taking care of them when times are a little bit tough,” said Kat Quirk of Armed Services YMCA San Diego.

Local military spouses were grateful for the gesture Friday.

“I think it’s nice that they do things for us, they think of us once in a while,” said local Hilda Gutierrez.

“We really don't think of ourselves as serving – we just do our duty, duties that we have to do, we take care of the family and the home front and make sure our husbands are taken care of,” added military spouse Lacey Pascoe.

By the way, May is National Military Appreciation Month, and many local businesses are saying “thanks for your service” with freebies and other cool offers. To see the full list of freebies, click here.

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