Let's celebrate military kids

Month of the Military Child

Get ready to show some love to the little heroes who stand tall while their military parents serve our nation. April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to honor the bravery, resilience, and sacrifices of military children around the world. From frequent moves to long deployments, military kids face unique challenges that require a special kind of strength. So, this April, let's give these amazing kids the recognition and appreciation they deserve! 5 Unique Facts About Military Children and Their Families by Blake Stillwell for Military.com.

Military children are amazing. They move often, go months without seeing a parent, live far away from doting grandparents, and aren’t sure where to call home. In April, we celebrated them during the Month of the Military Child, a commemoration started in 1986 by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

Organizations throughout the Department of Defense honored military kids during April in several ways, including wearing purple on April 15th, honoring those military kids who have gone above and beyond in their communities, and offering some discounts and prizes throughout the month.

The best way to honor a military kid, however, is to recognize that their life is a little different, a little harder, and a little lonelier. We can do this every day throughout the year. And maybe throw in some cookies, as well.