111912: Military Child Salute

Military Child Salute – Antione Smith Jr.
Monday, November 19, 2012

It’s Monday and time for a Military Child of the Week Salute! The salute for today is really cool because little Antione wrote me a fabulous email! I love receiving email and reading the wonderful stories!

Today please say hello to Antione Smith Jr.! Isn’t he a cutie! Antione told me his daddy is a CTR Second Class with the US Navy and he’s currently deployed on the USS Bonhome Richard.

Antione also told me – “I am a happy 7 month old baby. I have to say I have the best mommy and dad in the world. I’ve only seen my daddy once my whole life a week after I was just born. He missed me coming into this world and much more as I’ve grown! My mommy shows me pictures of my daddy and I’ve seen him on the computer a couple times. My mommy is nominating me because she knows it’s hard for me too, not having my daddy at home. I know when I see him again it’ll take some getting used to and I may be shy. My mommy is proud of the sacrifices my daddy makes everyday and so am I. I know he misses us and wishes he could watch me grow up and it gets hard, but it’s worth it. Daddy’s worth it to us! Not many kids can say their daddy is a United States hero like me”.

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…

Nominate A Military Child for our Weekly Salute – Click Here For Details

Remember to spread the word and tell your friends! Every child we salute receives a Build-A-Bear Workshop teddy bear!

Two paws up!
General Sarge

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