31 Mar '12, 10pm

Official: Take Time to Honor Military Kids’ Service

Official: Take Time to Honor Military Kids’ Service By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 – Children of U.S. service members around the world will be honored throughout April for their contributions to their families’ well-being and sacrifices on behalf of the nation, a Defense Department official said. Each April, Americans pause to recognize the nation’s 1.8 million military children during the Month of the Military Child. “It’s really important to recognize that military children also serve,” Barbara Thompson, director of military community and family policy, children and youth, told the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. It’s also important, Thompson said, to take time to let military children “know how proud we are as Americans that they … are supporting mom or dad in uniform, who is making great sacrifices for thi...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67789

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