By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 – Military children continually rise to the challenges of military life and deserve the nation’s gratitude for doing so, a Defense Department official said today.
“We applaud their character and maturity, and we acknowledge that kids serve too,” Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, wrote in a blog today titled “Month of the Military Child: Kids Serve Too.”
Each April, Americans pause to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of the nation’s 1.8 million military children and youth during Month of the Military Child.