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U.S. Senate Recognizes Month of the Military Child

04.25.2013, by Susan Conolly

We congratulate U.S Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) for successfully leading a bipartisan effort in passing a Senate Resolution recognizing the month of April, 2013 as the National Month of the Military Child. The motivation for pursuing this recognition is reflected in the following comments of the two Senators:

“Too often the sacrifices families make when their loved ones serve go unnoticed,” Senator Murray said. “I am so proud to join Senator Ayotte in co-sponsoring this resolution to honor the unprecedented sacrifices that military children have made, and continue to make.” As the spouse of a veteran and the mother of two young children, I know firsthand the commitments required of military families, including the children of service members,” said Senator Ayotte, continuing,“I am pleased to join Senator Murray in introducing a resolution that recognizes the daily sacrifices made by military children while their loved ones are away serving our country.”

The closing segment of the National Month of the Military Child Resolution is a call to action and reads as follows:

Resolved, That the Senate--
(1) joins the Secretary of Defense in honoring the children of members of the Armed Forces and recognizes that those children also share in the burden of protecting the United States; and
(2) urges the people of the United States to join with the military community in observing the National Month of the Military Child with appropriate ceremonies and activities that honor, support, and thank military children.

In this time of intense partisan conflict, it is refreshing to see the Resolution passed by unanimous consent, and we thank the members of the Senate for this display of solidarity.  We applaud Senators Murray and Ayotte for their willingness to lead the way in reaching across political lines to achieve this worthy recognition of military-connected children. 

…for the sake of the child.

To view the entire Senate Resolution click here