Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. This year’s theme is “Military Children: Brave, Fearless, Resilient!”

The Month of the Military Child is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He established the Defense Department commemoration in 1986.

The Brothers of the 13th International District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. joins the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Department of Defense, and the military community in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child.

Throughout the month, Department of Education Activity will encourage schools to plan special events to honor military children and have administrators and principals incorporate the themes of this month into their everyday duties and responsibilities. These efforts and special events will stress the importance of providing children with quality services and support to help them succeed in the mobile military lifestyle.

Department of Defense

Each year, the Department of Defense joins national, state, and local government, schools, military-serving organizations, companies, and private citizens in celebrating military children and the sacrifices they make. 


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