Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As April is the Month of the Military Child, we use this time to highlight the role of military children in the Armed Forces community. The month-long tribute to military children is especially key in today’s environment as resilient families deal with the challenges of frequent moves and school transitions and manage long separations.
The nation’s 1.8 million military children help build communities with their youthful energy and excitement for life on bases and in cities around the country. It’s important to remember the sacrifices children must make in their developing days as they help support their mothers and fathers – the men and women who defend this country in times of war and peace.
We encourage all communities to participate in this month dedicated to acknowledging the importance of the military children in the lives of our armed forces. Military children are at the heart of military families and, in their own way, serve and sacrifice in support of their military parent. On behalf of the Air Force Association it’s a privilege to recognize and applaud these specific dependents for the daily sacrifices for they make in supporting America’s military.