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Schools, bases celebrate Month of the Military Child


Last updated 4/14/2021 at Noon

courtesy of Widefield School District 3

Makayla and Nevaeh Kyser, students at Webster Elementary School, received purple shirts that read "A Military Kid is on the Move" on April 7. This marked a new tradition at the school, suggested by Webster's Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Monica Wilcox, to recognize students of military families on their last day and wish them well.

U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child in 1986. To this day, it presents an important opportunity – especially in places like the Fountain Valley with large military populations – to consider not only the sacrifices that military families make, but also the unusual experiences that they have.

Madilyn Waugh, a student at Fountain Middle School, talked about her experience. Her father, John, enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm period, he and his wife Jackie had two children before he commissioned...

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