In 1986, Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated April as the “Month of the Military Child” as a way to honor military kids for their sacrifices and courage. Since then, military installations, organizations and communities have created special events to pay tribute to our little military heroes.
To celebrate “Month of the Military Child,” there’s an online resource that helps you locate events and planned activities in your area. Use the "state search" at Operation Military Kids.
You’ll find it doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on a child’s face. If you can’t find events or activities in your area, pick a date and have your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter choose how he or she would like to spend the day. You may be surprised at their requests. Make sure to take photos to share with the parent serving.
Regardless of how you celebrate with our littlest heroes, make sure they understand the day is meant to honor and celebrate them, their sacrifices and their courage.
Please join USBA in honoring the bravery of military children everywhere.