It's official - April is the "Month of the Military Child"
The official Proclamation made by Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut | April 1, 2012
As of April 1st, the Governor of Connecticut "Dannel P. Malloy", has declared April the "Month of the Military Child". After many long hours and a countless amount of help from local business, government officials and volunteers; Tribute USA is one step closer to helping the children of our military families by raising awareness in the State of Connecticut. In Governor Malloy's official statement he goes on to state the following.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy's Official Proclamation
On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor, take great pleasure in recognition April 2012 as the Month of the Military Child
Over the past decade there have been approximately two million children who have experienced the deployment of a parent. This rocognition highlights the important role children play in the Armed Forces community.
the Month of the Military Child serves to highlight and applaud the many sacrifices made by military children and families.
Connecticut is proud of its service men and women and their families. It is with great pleasure that we recognize the children of individuals serving our country in the Armed Forces.
Therefore, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby proclaim April 2012 as the Month of the Military Child.
For Immediate Release:
Stars & Tykes at Lake Compounce to Honor Military Children
FARMINGTON, CT - March 2012 – Tribute USA is proud to announce this year's partnership with the nonprofit organization, Our Military Kids, which provides grants to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve parents.
The Tribute USA "Stars and Tykes" event will take place on May 19th, 2012 at Lake Compounce, in Bristol, Connecticut. The weekend will be a thank-you celebration to our country and a salute to our military children for their patriotism.
After eight months of research, a team of event producers selected Our Military Kids as the recipient of support from local corporate sponsors and donors. Organizers of Tribute USA planned this celebration to coincide with Armed Forces weekend.
Our Military Kids has provided grants to children throughout the country. Since the organization's founding in 2004, more than 34,000 grants totaling nearly $14 million have been awarded to children.
"With so many companies and foundations cutting back on charitable donations, Our Military Kids is very grateful to be the beneficiary of Tribute USA," said Linda Davidson, Executive Director of Our Military Kids. "The war in Iraq may be over, but there are thousands of National Guard and Reserve troops that remain in the Middle East, and it's our duty to take care our littlest warriors are taken care of while they fight for our freedom."
The first of what is to become an annual Tribute USA event will be held at our country's oldest operating amusement park, Lake Compounce, May 19th 2012. In addition to the celebration fundraiser, everyone will enjoy full use of the park and there will be a special appreciation event in the evening for sponsors and supporters in the historic Starlight Ballroom.
Two Powerful Forces Unite for One Common Greater Good:
The mission of Tribute USA is to foster patriotism, pride, and purpose to the citizens of our country. Participating and funding the grant program offered through Our Military Kids is an investment in the future of America. Click Here to read more
Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids was founded in 2004 to support children ages three to 18 of National Guard and Reserve families that often become financially stretched during a deployment. The organization provides grants for activities such as sports, fine arts, and tutoring programs that nurture and sustain children while a parent is serving our country overseas. Additionally, the program is available to children of Wounded Warriors in all branches of the military. Our Military Kids is funded by corporations, foundations, private donors, and government grants. For more information, please visit www.ourmilitarykids.org.
April Issue of Connecticut Magazine