Monday, March 13, 2017

Letter from Southeast Tennessee Executive Director, Julia Wright - March 2017

In 1986, U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger designated each April as month of the Military Child, recognizing the contribution the child makes as a parent or parents serve our nation. This recognition has continued as 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 or guardian is called to serve.

Sunday, May, 7th the American Red Cross of Southeast TN is hosting its 3th honorary event, Military Kids Serve Too. This year's location is the Creative Discovery Museum. This very special occasion is meant to recognize the strength and sacrifice displayed by the children of Tennessee’s military and veteran community.

At Military Kids Serve Too, each child will be honored with a customized challenge coin commemorating their special designation as our nation’s youngest patriots. Commander Tim White will be presenting challenge coins to the children of local military members and veterans.

The 2016 success and participation among several partners, leaders, and members of the community was a promising indication of the growth and interest in this unique celebration. This year, we are expecting an even greater response and the opportunity to promote more awareness for the military children’s distinguished role in our community.”

Children who have parents or guardians currently serving in the US Armed Forces, Active Reserve and Guard as well as military veterans, are invited to attend Military Kids Serve Too.

Military Kids Serve Too is made possible through the generous contribution of partners like the Creative Discovery Museum and the TN National Guard Child and Youth Program.  To register, visit:

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