Operation Homefront Celebrates Military Kids At Gala in D.C.
Operation Homefront was pleased to recognize five outstanding military kids at a special gala in Washington, D.C. on April 5, 2012. The awards were presented by senior leaders of each branch of service, and keynote speakers at the event included Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Lee Davis.View a video highlight of the event
, provided by our friends at Military Times. More photos
of the gala and a full video of the event will be available next week.
“The sons and daughters of America’s service members learn what patriotism is at a very young age,” said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. “Children in military families demonstrate leadership within their families and within their communities. This is what the Military Child of the Year® Award honors.”
Meet the 2012 Military Child of the Year® award recipients.
In March, Operation Homefront announced the five recipients of the 2012 Military Child of the Year® Award. The national non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families annually gives the award to an outstanding military child from each military branch of service – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
From a pool of more than 1,000 nominees, each award recipient was chosen by a committee including active duty military personnel, Family Readiness Support Assistants, teachers, military mothers, and community members.