April - the month of the Military Child
April 20, 2023
Throughout all branches of the military, April is set as the Month of the Military Child. This is done to honor the youngest members of the military families.
This special month long honor to the military child was established in mid 1980s by Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.
This was set up to recognize the over 1.2 million military children for the scarifices and challeges they face on an everyday occurance. From their parents (yes sometimes both gone) going overseas, via a one station or a TDY (Temporary Duty) that is three to six months or longer.
At a time in their young li...
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