As we end the month of April here at Hattast-ique we wanted to highlight that April is the Month of the Military Child. We are a family business of passions and one of those passions is being a part of an informed community. We fully support those who have served or currently serve, so this month we want to highlight the wonderful children of those who serve.
April was designated Month of the Military Child in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. There are approximately 2 million military children and it is important to remember their roles and sacrifices within the military community. I recently read that the official flower of the Month of the Military Child is the Dandelion. This particular passage by an unknown author has really pulled the essence of our military children into focus.
“The official flower of the Military child is the Dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere and it is almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.”
Military children know that your home is where your heart is, the physical home can change. These children tend to be strong, courageous, resilient, and know that life can be quite unexpected. There is something truly patriotic seeing kids on a playground all stop what they are doing and stand respectfully still at the beginning and end of a day when Reveille and Taps are playing on a military installation. The discipline and respect that this shows is truly awe-inspiring.
I hope that you learned something new about the month of April and will continue to stay tuned to the awesome things Hattast-ique has going on.