Gov. Kelly proclaims April as Month of the Navy Little one

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The state of Kansas celebrates April as the month of the military child.

Governor Laura Kelly said she signed a proclamation Thursday calling April the month of the military child in Kansas.

According to the Kansas governor, when soldiers, airmen, marines, or seafarers serve their land, they leave families and loved ones behind. She said the proclamation honors the strength, sacrifice, heroism, and resilience of the children of service men and women.

“I grew up in a military family, so I understand the challenges children face when family members serving their country cannot be home for special occasions like holidays, birthdays or ball games,” said Governor Kelly. “It is our duty as Kansans to stand by and support military children and show them that we value them.”

Governor Kelly currently said that over 25,000 children in Kansas have at least one parent who serves in the military.

According to Governor Kelly, the proclamation said the month-long salute to military children will honor and celebrate their contributions to the state. She said just like their parents are the strength of the nation today, military children are the strength of the future.

To view the proclamation, click HERE.

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