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April declared Month of the Military Child

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City of Salem Mayor David Bower signed a proclamation on Monday, April 1, declaring the month of April as the Month of the Military Child.

The proclamation states that more than 21,000 of Indiana’s children and youth have been directly affected by the military deployment of at least one parent. “These children and youth are a source of pride and honor to us all and it is only fitting that we take time to recognize their contributions, celebrate their spirit and let our men and women in uniform know that while they are taking care of us, we are taking care of their children and youth.

“The month-long salute to military children and youth will encourage local community support to provide direct support to military family and children.”