- Written by Anthony McSpadden
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 08 November 2014
We’ve all seen the photo: A soldier in fatigues stoops down to hug his child one last time before heading off to a war zone.
We may have an idea of what comes next for the soldier. Rarely do we discuss what’s next for the child.
Nearly two million children have parents currently serving in the military, and that number doubles when you include the children of veterans post 9/11. They’ve had to say good-bye to their parents multiple times during what has been the largest sustained deployment in the history of our all-volunteer force. These young people live in every zip code of this country and on military bases across the globe. And yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us.
How are these children affected by their parents’ struggles to readjust to civilian life? What can we learn from their resiliency? And what is our duty to these children who sacrifice so much? Join us for this compelling program, which includes interviews with people in our area.
We are excited to bring you this Veteran's Day special - Breaking Ground: Military Children, Tuesday November 11 at 11am on WHRV FM