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April is the Month of the Military Child (MOMC)

As you know we continue our mission in Serving Those Who Served and supporting our veterans and their families.  With that being said, we take the opportunity during April as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC) to salute our military children.

The military child is the only member of the military family that never has a choice in the decision to serve this country, but still sacrifices for their country nonetheless.  Knowing you will never see a parent again because of their sacrifices for their country, is a debt we can never repay.  We salute our smallest members of the military family this month and have also provided resources provided from our WDVA Counseling & Wellness programs for you all.

Excerpt on Month of Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

The Month of the Military Child is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He established the Defense Department commemoration in 1986.

Held on April 15th of each year, “Purple Up!” For Military Kids” is a day for Department of Defense Education Activity communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple Up! Day is celebrated every April 15, 2021.

Month of the Military Child Banner

Month of the Military Child Resources

Sesame Street for Military Families™ Social Media Guide
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50 Ways to Celebrate Month of the Military Child (AF CYES)
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Ways to Celebrate from the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)
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