2009 Minnesota Military Month of the Child

Governor Pawlenty has proclamed April 2009 to be the "Month of the Military Child"

Children of service members deal with many issues unique to their situation. Some move frequently, worry about a loved one in harm’s way or just feel the stress of being separated from a parent for extend periods of time. All of these issues can make normal childhood activities, such as going to school, watching TV and playing with friends more difficult. It is estimated that over 15,000 children in Minnesota have been affected by a parent’s deployment.

During the month of April, the State of Minnesota takes time to recognize the Month of the Military Child in order to emphasize the important role military children play while a parent or important adult is serving. Governor Tim Pawlenty will send military children a letter of gratitude in honor of their service and sacrifice.

Visit the 2009 Minnesota Military Month of the Child page.