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.
On Sunday, April 26 the American Red Cross of Southeast TN will be hosting a special event at the Creative Discovery Museum entitled Military Kids Serve Too, to recognize the strength and sacrifice displayed by the children of Tennessee’s military and veteran community. This event is one of many efforts taking place in April to celebrate military children across the state. 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.
“We are so thankful for the support of Creative Discovery Museum and our partners for helping us celebrate military children in our community,” said Julia Wright, Executive Director of the Southeast TN Chapter of the Red Cross. “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.
Children whose parent/guardian is currently serving in the US Armed Forces (Active Reserve and Guard) and military veterans are invited to attend the April 26th event. Space is limited. Reservations are required and may be placed online at www.mkstchattanooga2015.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jess Hernandez at 865-584-2999.
Military Kids Serve Too is made possible through the generous contribution of a Red Cross Tiffany Circle Member. Program partners include UT Extension, 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.