Thursday, April 9, 2015
Red Cross Honors Military Children during Month of The Military Child
Governor Bill Haslam has declared April as Month of the Military Child in Tennessee. The American Red Cross is proud to recognize military children and the special contribution they make as their parent/guardian is called to serve.
During the month of April, special events will take place in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga to celebrate military children across the state. The events, entitled Military Kids Serve Too, recognize the strength and sacrifice displayed by the children of Tennessee’s military and veteran community. Each child will be honored with a customized challenge coin commemorating their special designation as our nation’s youngest patriots.
“We are so thankful for the support of our partners for helping us celebrate military children in our community,” said Regional CEO, Joel Sullivan. “Military children are faced with unique demands of military life, and we look forward to hosting them as we recognize their strength and sacrifice each day.”
On Wednesday, March 11, the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces joined Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on the steps of the Capitol to celebrate military kids. Governor Haslam signed a proclamation declaring April as Month of the Military Child, an annual proclamation recognizing a designation made by the Secretary of Defense in 1986.
Military Kids Serve Too is made possible through the generous contribution of a Red Cross Tiffany Circle Member. Program partners include Operation Military Kids and TN National Guard Child and Youth Program. Military Kids Serve Too is proudly sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation and Raymond James.