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April is Month of the Military Child

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April is Month of the Military Child

Kids celebrate Month of the Military Child at Ft. Stewart.

Photo by Bob Mathews, FMWR Marketing Publicity Specialist. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army.
Every April, military children have reason to celebrate. Why? Because it's the Month of the Military Child.

Wanting to honor military kids for their sacrifices and courage, in 1986 Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated April as the Month of the Military Child. Since then, military installations, organizations and communities have created special events to pay tribute to these little military heroes.

If you'd like to celebrate Month of the Military Child, an excellent resource to help you locate events and planned activities in your area is the "state search" at Operation Military Kids.

It doesn't take a lot to put a smile on a child's face. If you cannot find events or activities in your area, don't worry, the solution is easy. Pick a date and have your son or daughter choose how they'd like to spend the day. You may be surprised at their simplistic request.

Regardless of how you fill the hours, make sure they understand the day is meant to honor and celebrate them—the military child.

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