September 15 is Military Family Appreciation Day (MFAD). Military families service our country with pride. They make sacrifices so millions of other families from coast-to-coast don’t have to. MFAD is a day to give families the recognition they deserve. A day to educate Canadians about the impact they make on this country.
Join Together We Stand and Canadians across the country by thanking our brave and resilient military families for the sacrifices they make on behalf of our families. Download and post this sign of thanks on your social channels using #MFAD.
– Rick Ekstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, TWS
Military Family Appreciation Day (MFAD) was created to celebrate, acknowledge and honour those who stand beside the uniform. Our goal is to raise awareness of the challenges, sacrifices and resiliency military families face as they support their loved ones who are currently serving, or have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
In 2019, we decided it was time to find a way in which the organization – and the country as a whole – could thank ALL Canadian military families for their service to our country – so we set our sights on creating a nationally recognized day. We worked to have a unanimous consent motion passed through the House of Commons, producing Canada’s first ever Military Family Appreciation Day – now celebrated each year on the third Friday in September.
We live in the greatest country in the entire world and thanks in large to the selflessness, commitment, and dedication of our incredible military families
Your (military families) strength and courage represents the best of our country
Our families are the strength beside the uniform, and they serve alongside our members