This article was originally published in the Washington Examiner.

Every Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. But it should also inspire us to ensure that those currently serving, and their families, aren’t needlessly suffering. Right now, when active service members are transferred to a new base, we don’t just ask their families to move too — we often force their spouses to sacrifice working.

We ask a lot of our active-duty service members. Of course, we ask them to be willing to lay down their lives. But there are a lot of other smaller sacrifices they must endure during their service, such as stable living conditions. Every time a service member is given a new assignment, they are forced to move somewhere new.

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