Friday, April 11, 2014

Red Cross Helps Celebrate Month of the Military Child

In Tennessee, Governer Haslam has proclaimed April 2014 as "Month of the Military Child" and the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross is proud to celebrate our youngest heroes. This month is set aside to recognize the special contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation.

The Nashville Area Chapter hosted a special event called “Military Kids Serve Too” on Friday, April 4th in the Nashville Area Red Cross auditorium. 30 children from all military branches and components attended and received a challenge coin at the event.

Major General Terry M. “Max” Haston and Mrs. Anne Haston attended the event to show their support for military children. “When we have to go away, it hurts our hearts to leave our families,” said Major General Haston as he addressed the group of attendees. He encouraged the children to stay strong and reminded them how much their sacrifice is appreciated. 

The Red Cross is also grateful to partners Operation Military Kids and the Tennessee National Guard Child and Youth Program for helping to make this inaugural event a success to recognize military children in our community.

To view more photos from the event, please click here.

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