Military Child of the Year® Award recipients are the young heroes of their grade, school, town, or city. This award recognizes military children who have demonstrated themselves as exceptional citizens while facing the challenges of military family life.
This award best represents the focus for this month’s theme, Month of the Military Child.
In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger declared every April as Month of the Military Child.
From frequent moves, to being separated from deployed family members, the resilience of the military child shines year round. The Month of the Military Child is a month set aside to show appreciation for that resilience.
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