Celebrating our military children

Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Staff Report

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“This is why I do what I do. It’s the charming smiles, the infectious giggles and the sweet kisses that make all of the long hours and hard work worth it.”

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Each April, the military shines a spotlight on the children of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Military children make up a very special portion of the population. We honor them for their sacrifice and contributions, regardless of age, in support of their parents in uniform through deployments and moves.

The Kentucky National Guard is proud of each and every child that helps make up our Guard family in the commonwealth. We highlight just a few here, but ask that all Guardsmen take the time to spend a few extra moments with our precious gifts. Enjoy the spring time with a fun-filled family weekend away, gather them for a picnic or simply share a fun photo on social media.  April is Month of the Military Child. Let’s celebrate them!

Branson

“There is nothing better then being a mom and being able to serve this country.”

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“We created a ‘unit pride’ ceiling tile with my daughters. The hand-painted tile is one of several that have been installed in The Winner’s Circle recreation center at the Kentucky Air Guard Base in Louisville. The girls did a great job filling in all the holes with paint. It took a long time, but we had a lot of fun doing it.”

Knuckles

“He thinks I’m ‘Superwoman. He’s extremely supportive of me being in the Guard and he makes me feel so special whenever I come home, even if it’s from just a day at work.”

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“Coming home is the best feeling. I just remember seeing my family and grabbing them and hugging them.”

Corriveau

“He’s my Soldier, my son, my hero. It is very unique to have a child that is in the military. It was difficult to watch him deploy, yet at the same time I was so proud that he made the choice to serve our country and to defend and protect our freedom.”

Raymond

“I like to think I can be as strong as my daughter is through all she’s been through as a military kid. She teaches me about how resilient we all should be.”

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“My kids make it easy for me to wear the uniform. Serving my country is also serving for my kids.”

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“Having a son has taught me that I have people looking up to me, just like my new role as an NCO.”

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“My kids share my passion for the military. My son is in the United States Air Force and my daughters are volunteers for the Kentucky Guard’s Youth Program. I couldn’t be more proud of this family.”

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