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April is Month of the Military Child

on April 7, 2014

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger in 1986 designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child”.  Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each year that all branches of services provide special days and events to honor the family and their children.

Check out these books about families with parents who serve in the military:

Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops by Jill Biden

Don't forget, God bless our troops

Natalie, a young girl whose soldier father has deployed to Iraq, tells the reader what life is like for her and her mother in the year that her father is away.



Dear Baby, I’m Watching Over You by Carol Casey

Dear baby, I'm watching over you

Parents in the armed forces assure their children at home, who are doing things that echo what their parents are doing, how much they love and miss their offspring, and how their duties are another way of showing their love.



My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting 

My red balloonA young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port after many months at sea.


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