Albany’s Marine Corps. Base celebrates Month of the Military Child with a parade
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Friday, the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base honored military kids with a parade. It was part of celebration efforts during the Month of the Military Child which is observed in April.
A parade fit for some of the strongest kids in the world started off with a proclamation signing and ended with the little ones marching proudly dressed as the heroes they admire so much.
“We have over 2 million children, right around a million children in the Department of Defense that are either one parent or both parents serve in the military and showing this support because they often get uprooted every couple of years,” said Col. Michael J. Fitzgerald, MCLB Commanding officer.
Edjunique Morman knows all too well what it’s like to leave her daughter behind.
“It’s tough,” she said.
Morman and her husband have served in the military for 10 and a half years. But that’s why she wrote her book, “Going on Tour Without Mom and Dad, " to showcase the positive sides of being a military kid.
“It helped out tremendously, a lot. At first, I experienced mommy guilt, you know being away from my daughter but seeing her face every time she looks at the book just makes it 20x more worth it,” she said.
Morman said her daughter and so many other kids nationwide understand the importance of first responders which is part of where that strength to be a military kid comes from.
“They adapt well. They didn’t ask to be a military child. We chose this life for them and just like a flower, they bloom where they go,” she said.
That’s why Fitzgerald said the ‘Month of the Military Child’ is so important.
“It’s important to let them know their voice is heard and that they’re not just along for the ride, they’re part of the ride,” he said.
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