April is the “Month of the Military Child”
RAPID CITY, S.D. – April is the “Month of the Military Child.”
When service members choose to sign the dotted line, both they and their families make sacrifices that only 1% of the population makes. In April we honor the sacrifice of military children.
Military children often spend months apart from parents, and parents sometimes miss important days, such as birthday, holidays, and anniversaries.
“They’re away from home a lot, they’re away doing training throughout the month and weekends. As well as serving their nation overseas in a deployed environment,” says Lt. Col. Anthony Deiss, with the South Dakota Army National Guard.
For active duty families, children are used to temporary homes, moving every few years and making new friends all over the world.
Local military encourage the public to wear purple on April 22 to show support for military children.