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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Every Day Heroes: The Military Children

Month of the Military Child – Featured New Media Sites

The children also serve.

A Navy sailor holds his child for the first time

A Navy sailor holds his child for the first time (Photo by Jane Campbell, USN)

Month of the Military Child

April is Month of the Military Child! This special celebration is a legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger – established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. Army Garrisons plan numerous events ranging from picnics and parades to recreational fairs and fun festivals – all to recognize and applaud Families and their children, who are everyday heroes, for the daily sacrifices for they make in supporting America’s Army.

Go here to find out more.


DoDEA Honors Military Children during the Month of the Military Child.

ARLINGTON, VA — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and military communities around the world in honoring military children during April — The Month of the Military Child.

For nearly a quarter of a century, the Department of Defense has been designating April as the month to recognize the special qualities of our military children. The sacrifices they make to help keep our nation's defenses strong are sometimes overlooked or underestimated. But the parents of these children recognize the strength and courage their children display as they support their families. Frequent moves and deployments are two of the biggest challenges these children face.

"Our children make many sacrifices growing up in a military family. From frequent moves to knowing their parent is serving in a dangerous place, military children must develop resiliency at a young age. This strength is something they carry with them throughout life and I believe it is a testament to the strength and resolve of our nation's military members who serve as role models every day for their children," said Dr. Shirley Miles, Director of DoDEA. (For more - go here)

And from SpouseBUZZ back in 2008

WAR: Through the eyes of a 6-year-old

Go, now, to SpouseBUZZ here to read the rest of this one.

Never, ever forget that our precious children also serve. They ARE heroes, every single day.