Category Archives: 2011 Salutes

Day 221: Military Child of the Week

Military Child of the Week – November 14, 2011

It’s Monday and that’s an exciting time around General Sarge HQ! That means it’s time for another Military Child of the Week Salute! Please let your military friends know about this salute and be sure to make nominations!

Military Child of the Week Nominations – Click Here!  

Day 221 - Military Child of the Week Today we are saluting Kathleen Soysa from Rochester, New York.

On Friday, November 11, 2011 – Veterans’ Day – we attended a great event at the Calvary Chapel of Rochester, New York sponsored by the One Soldier at a Time organization.

This was their First Annual Veterans’ Day Salute. 

We were very proud and honored to be invited to attend this event saluting our military veterans both past and present. As you can imagine there were plenty of kids at the event which made me very happy since I just love meeting kids! We also had some Gift-A-Bears with us and at the end of the event we held a draw!

Kathleen was very happy to have her name drawn and she picked this great Marine Gift-A-Bear outfitted in a his dress uniform.

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Day 217: Military Child of the Week Salute

Military Child of the Week Salute
November 6, 2011

Today our Military Child of the Week Salute takes on a slightly different twist. Instead of saluting a single military child we are saluting a wonderful organization that celebrates military children in a very special way.

Celebrate the Military Child exits to bring parties to children of service members in every branch of the United States Military and Reserves honoring the sacrifice they make. 

Since September 11, 2001 more than two million service members have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan and more than 900,000 children have experienced a deployment. Currently approximately 220,000 military children have at least one parent deployed. Celebrate the Military Child recognizes the importance of parties in the Military Child’s life and believe the gift of celebration will provide normalcy, happiness and hope in these military children’s otherwise ever changing lives.

If the spirit of these children is lifted for just one day then Celebrate the Military Child’s mission has been accomplished.

The above is an excerpt from the Celebrate the Military Child website.

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