April is Month of the Military Child. Established in 1986 by the Department of Defense, it’s an opportunity for all of us to thank our children and our military friends’ children for their sacrifice and support of their military families.
Our country’s strength is built on the readiness and resilience of every member in the military—including our family members. Our men and women in uniform can’t focus on their missions and challenges ahead if they’re concerned about their children at home. By supporting a safe and nurturing environment for our military children, we create a stronger, more resilient fighting force.
Join us this month in saying thank you to our kids. If you’re looking for resources to help you, please check out these online resources:
Courage to Care to Talk … About War Injuries.
Military Families Near and Far (with Sesame Street).
Military Kids Connect.
Operation Purple Camps® (applications open through April 6, 2015).
When Families Grieve™ (with Sesame Street).
For more information on activities in your area, do an online search or contact your nearest MWR office.
From deployments to frequent moves, military children face challenges most kids their ages never experience. USBA recognizes and applauds the courage of our military children. Their future is what we are supporting.