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Month of the Military Child

Military children face many sacrifices including frequent moves, leaving friends, family and teachers behind, enduring deployments and separations from parents, taking on additional responsibilities during deployment, learning to accept changes in their parents following deployments including injuries and post traumatic stress, as well as the possibility of having to be prepared to deal with a parent who may not come home from war. Military children develop coping skills and strategies to deal with change, and with support and care, become more resilient, resourceful, flexible and courageous. The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program salutes military children from all the branches of service!


Image of Virginia Flag Governor’s Month of Military Child Proclamation

Links to events and Information on the Month of the Military Child:

General Information on Military Children and Families:

Information on the Stress of Deployment on Children:

Helping Children Through Deployment:

Camps and Outdoor Activities for Military Children:

Books for Military Children:

  • Our Daddy is Invincible –  by Shannon Maxwell – for children with an injured parent
  • H is for Honor – by Devin Scillian – for young military children learning their alphabet
  • I Miss You: A military kid’s book about deployment – by Beth Andrews
  • Love & Memories: Activities for Kids who have Lost a Loved One – by Susan Weaver