Hampton Roads Month of The Military Child Appreciation Events, Offers, and Resources 2017
(1) The Virginia Living Museum
This weekend! The Virginia Living Museum Military Child Appreciation Weekend April 8-9, 2017
In a salute to military families, the Virginia Living Museum offers half price admission for the children of those who give their all. Children (ages 3-12) will receive half price admission ($7.50) with a paying adult showing valid military ID the weekend of April 8-9, 2017.
Military families purchasing a membership at the Museum will receive a 20% discount (double the usual 10% discount). These discounts are in recognition of Military Child Month.
Year-round the Virginia Living Museum offers both admission and membership discounts to military families. Learn more details on MilitaryBridge
(2) iFLY Virginia Beach
Month of the Military Child Appreciation Offer at iFLY Virginia Beach now through April 21st(Monday through Fridays only) 20% off any First Time Flyer Package, just mention Military Child when making your reservation, call to reserve at (757) 754-4359. Learn more about iFLY Virginia Beach and their military discount program on MilitaryBridge.
(3) Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg
Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg: Fun event for you and your military child, special Wax Works promotion every Wednesday during the month of April. Guests are welcome to experience all three of our Wax Works activities for $18 (normally $24). The package includes a wax mold of their hand, a make your own candle jar, and dip your own critter candle. Learn more about Yankee Candle's Military Discount Program and location on MilitaryBridge.
(4) The Greene Turtle Hampton
Join The Greene Turtle Hampton location April 11th for their Easter Egg Hunt open to all children ages 12 and under. 10 lucky hunters will receive a coupon for a free desert or $10 off their next purchase. We are also honoring our military children in honor of month of the military child with a lucky purple egg with a surprise inside. The Greene Turtle also offers an everyday military discount program. Learn more about The Greene Turtle Hampton on MilitaryBridge.
(5) The Army & Air Force Exchange Service
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating Month of the Military Child by putting $4,000 in Exchange gift cards up for grabs. Learn all the details on MilitaryBridge.
(6) Paragon City Center 12 Theater
Catch a movie with your military kiddo and enjoy year-round military discounted tickets of $7.75. Learn more about Paragon on MilitaryBridge.
(7) Month of the Military Child Carnival
Yorktown Naval Weapon Station: Come enjoy the Month of the Military Child Carnival with hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, face painting, bouncy houses, dj music, knockerball and more! Call 757-887-4310 for more information.
**Many other military installations will offer Carnivals or Events for Month of the Military Child. It is best to contact your military base MWR to find out more**
(8) Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads
ASYMCA has two special opportunities honoring our Military Children for the month of April.
-In honor of Month of the Military Child, Armed Services YMCA is offering for the month of April, refer a friend and both receive 1/2 summer camp registration fee. Learn more about ASYMCA on their website https://www.asymca.org/hampton-roads-home
-The Father Daughter Ball on April 21, 2017 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. This is a Special way to celebrate our Military Daughters. The event is filling up very fast so jump on it if interested. Below is more information about this wonderful event.
(9) Behl Orthodontics
Behl Orthodontics loves to serve the military community! In honor of Month of the Military Child, Behl Orthodontics is offering $500 off braces or Invisalign through the end of April. Learn more about Behl Orthodontics on MilitaryBridge.
ABOUT MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD
Via DOD Education Activity Website
The Month of the Military Child is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He established the Defense Department commemoration in 1986.
DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. In DoDEA communities around the world, our most essential strategic imperatives are: establishing an educational system that progressively builds the college and career readiness of all DoDEA students; and establishing the organizational capacity to operate more effectively and efficiently as a model, unified school system. We aim to challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally and physically for life, college and career readiness.
Throughout the month, DoDEA will encourage schools to plan special events to honor military children and have administrators and principals incorporate the themes of this month into their every day duties and responsibilities. These efforts and special events will stress the importance of providing children with quality services and support to help them succeed in the mobile military lifestyle.April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.
Purple Up for military kids
"Purple Up! For Military Kids" will be celebrated across DoDEA on Friday, April 21st. This is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.
Share a photo and caption of your local celebrations on the DoDEA Facebook page
Not only are these events great ways to celebrate our Military Children, there are also a couple other great opportunities to honor our #MilKids....
(1) National Military Family Association
Four FREE Printable Activities for Military Children: These activities, used frequently at our Operation Purple camps, help kids recognize their emotions, share their experience, and connect with other kids in the same boat. Learn more and Print these Activities here.
Also, visit their latest BLOG POST on 17 Ways To Celebrate The Month Of The Military Child for even more ideas.
(2) Blue Star Families Celebrates Our Military Children With Printable Certificates
Print A Certificate From Blue Star Families To Tell Your Military Child How Awesome They Are! Learn more and Print your certificate here.
RESOURCES FOR MILITARY KIDS
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25 Programs & Non-Profits For Military Kids From Scholarships To Support To Fun You Don't Want To Miss It!
During the month of April be sure to give a big hug and thanks to your military child/children or any military child you may know.
Military children face unique challenges such as dealing with the emotions of frequent deployments while saying goodbye to their parent for months at a time, dealing with moving every couple years, and some even losing a parent during service to our country. It is not always an easy road for military children. This month we honor their bravery and sacrifices made every day.