Month of the Military Kids celebrated in April

Month of the Military Kids celebrated in April

Paige Freund, Kelsea Duff, Sandra Escobar, Blake Thompson, and Sadoc Rivera

Military children go through a lot especially when moving from place to place. Many Dobie Jr. High students are part of military families. 

Faith Runyon, 7th grader, has grown up in a military family; her father is a retired Army soldier. “At first it makes you really sad because you’re leaving all of your friends, but when you meet new ones you kinda forget about it,” said Runyon.

At Dobie Jr. High and across the country, the Month of the Military Child spends the month of April honor the sacrifices of young people who are a part of families who serve or who have served in the military.

Other people like Gavin Wakeman, 7th grader, says he doesn’t mind being in a military family and tries to look on the bright side. “I like it when I get to move from place to place because I meet new people and I get to see other parts of the world,” he said. 

Keiahna Tucker, 7th grader, said her parents are medics in the military. “My dad and stepmom are ranked as staff sergeants in the army, and are also medics. It is also really cool to know that they were helping other people in the army,” she said, adding that she has lived in Kansas, Missouri, El Paso and Alaska.

Being a military child affects many students lives greatly. For example, Yabdiel Vargas Cruz, 7th grader, states “Being a military child can be really hard. The most that it has affected me is having to leave all of my friends behind. It’s hard to make them and the hardest part is having to leave them behind.”

Military kids go through a lot especially with moving. Hopefully after you’ve read this article you can put yourself into their shoes when you see a new kid from the military. The next time you see a kid from the military try to be friends with them because it may be your last chance to befriend them before they move.