Frequent moves, leaving friends, being the new kid and long separations are the norm for military children. Their resiliency and willingness to turn challenges into opportunities are celebrated in April with The Month Of The Military Child. Across the military community, we take a moment to honor our smallest heroes.
Month Of The Military Child is a legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger who created the celebration to underscore the important role children hold in the military community. On installations throughout the Armed Forces, special programs and activities will honor the contributions of military children.
Military bloggers and organizations have also joined the party – sharing their unique appreciation. AHRN.com has rounded up our favorite reads on the internet to share with you!
Heather at Life Of A Traveling Navy Wife penned a letter to celebrate her daughters.
You are military children. You didn’t get a choice. You just had to accept the way things were. You had to accept your dad left for the Navy and all of the fears and uncertainties that came along with it.
These kids are bent, pulled, and stretched, but still they stand tall and proud.
Jessica, author of Jessica Lynn Writes, outlines her hopes for her military child.
I hope, whether we move across the world or down the street, that she’ll understand—as cliche as this is—that her home isn’t defined by an address, but by where her heart is planted.
Kim, on She Is Fierce, celebrates the resiliency of childhood and the specific challenges experienced by military children around the world
What there are is amazing little people with all different experiences and challenges and victories who have learned more than most about what is truly important in this world and how to make the best of those things, wherever you are and whenever you can be together.