Military Child Salute – Brooklyn Fitzgerald
Monday, November 5, 2012
It’s time for another Military Child of the Week Salute! This is one of my favorite days of the week and today it’s a two-fold salute as we not only salute a wonderful military child but also her Daddy who is a “Wounded Hero”!
Please say hello to Brooklynn and the rest of her family – CPL Griffin Fitzgerald and her Mommy Tracy. Brooklynn is just a little over a year old and her Grandmother nominated her for our weekly salute. This is a picture of when Brooklynn was just born.
Isn’t she a cutie!
Brooklynn’s Daddy – CPL Fitzgerald – was injured while serving with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Division when he was injured while in Afghanistan after stepping on and detonating an IED. He was initially airlifted to a military hospital in Afghanistan and then flown to an Intensive Care Unit in Germany.
A Beary Special Furry Friend For Brooklynn
Brooklynn’s Grandmother also told us she and her family recently moved to the Rochester, New York area from the Washington-Maryland area for treatment and rehab.
With that in mind we are deploying a beary special bear to Brooklynn and her family signed by the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team. She’s a cute little kitty-cat that players of the Knighthawks signed for us just before the start of their Championship season earlier this year!
Nominate A Military Child For Our Salute
Every Monday we love saluting a military child – whether it’s a child of a military family or in the case for today a daughter or son of a proud parent – and we are always looking for nominations. It’s easy to nominate a military child for our weekly salute too…
Remember to spread the word and tell your friends! Every child we salute receives a Build-A-Bear Workshop teddy bear!
Two paws up!