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Gov. Whitmer Signs Proclamation Marking Month of the Military Child

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring April as Month of the Military Child, to recognize children of service members who offer their families and armed forces communities unwavering support while facing challenges related to military life.

“Month of the Military Child recognizes the important role military children play in support of their families during challenging times such as deployments and military relocation,” said Gov. Whitmer. “We must continue to lift up and support our military families by reducing barriers to employment through licensing reciprocity for spouses and expanding the Michigan State Tuition Assistance Program to spouses and dependents which would help put more military families on paths to higher education, skills training and good-paying jobs.”

“There are more than 17,000 children of service members in Michigan who are directly affected by military deployment,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We applaud these children for their toughness, dedication and unconditional support they offer their families and our troops.”

Local communities can schedule activities in support of military children by promoting Month of the Military Child on websites along with links to resources for military families, special announcements at Spring sporting events or military-themed projects and observances at home or in schools. 

The Michigan National Guard Family Programs Office provides support and care for service members and families of the Michigan National Guard while enhancing the readiness and well-being of their military families through information, education, programs and resources. They may be reached at 1-888-MICH-FAM.

View the proclamation April 2022: Month of the Military Child