Taking Nominations for Military Child of the Year
Operation Homefront has announced that nominations for the Military Child of the Year Awards are being accepted online at MilitaryChildOfTheYear.org through December 12, 2014. Winners will be recognized on April 16, 2015.
The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes children who stand out among their peers. Ideal candidates for the award demonstrate resilience, strength of character, and thrive in the face of the challenges of military life. These young heroes embody leadership within their families and communities.
Outstanding children of National Guardsmen are eligible for the first time for this prestigious award previously available only to the five military branches.
This award is presented to an outstanding child from each branch of service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. The recipients each receive a $10,000 award and a laptop, and are flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for a special awards gala on April 16, 2015. In previous years, recipients have had the honor of meeting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, First Lady Michelle Obama, and philanthropist and singer Bret Michaels, who were guest speakers for the event awards ceremonies.
For more information on how to nominate a child in your community, to become a sponsor, or to see photos from past events, please go to MilitaryChildOfTheYear.org.