30 March 2010
April: Month of the Military Child
Last week I wrote about our men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they make for our freedom. I also touched on the sacrifices that their families make in order to support their service member. If you missed the post you can click here. Today, I would like to touch on what the military has done for our military children.
We all know that February is Black History Month, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that April was the Month of the Military Child? During the month of April many military installations will be providing many different activities for the children of the military. For example, here at Fort Wainwright they will be providing a carnival type activity with games, and different exhibits. We have attended these events in the past, and my children love them. The children usually receive different prizes, or gifts. Last year, my son received a backpack jammed full with a bunch of different items from magnets, to coloring books, to flashlights to items that say US Army on it. For my son who wants to be a soldier when he grows up was ecstatic about it. I commend the military and former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger for providing this opportunity for our young children.
Please next time you thank a military member could you also thank their family? A thank you goes a long way.
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