Month Of The Military Child

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Month Of The Military Child in USA in 2023
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Dates of Month Of The Military Child
2024 USA Monday, April 1stMonth Of The Military Child
2023 USA Saturday, April 1stMonth Of The Military Child
2022 USA Friday, April 1stMonth Of The Military Child
2021 USA Thursday, April 1stMonth Of The Military Child
2020 USA Wednesday, April 1stMonth Of The Military Child
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Find out the dates, history and traditions of the Month Of The Military Child.

Every April, Military Community and Family Policy collaborates to support and celebrate military children and their parents during Month of the Military Child. 

Each year, the US President issues a proclamation for the Month of the Military Child.

In the 2022 proclamation, President Joe Biden said "Each April, the Month of the Military Child provides a chance for us to recognize and thank the children of our service members and veterans.  I have always believed that America has a sacred obligation to prepare our troops when we send them into harm’s way and to support them and their families both while they are deployed and after they return home.  The First Lady and I recognize that it is not only those who wear the uniform that serve our country — it is also their loved ones, and especially their children.  In the timeless words of the poet John Milton, “They also serve who only stand and wait.”

In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child. Military bases, cities and school districts around the world will honor these young American heroes with special events just for them. As part of this month-long celebration, local communities are invited to take part in PurpleUp Day! established by your state and wear or display purple to recognize our military children. 

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