Purple Heart Day: How Small Communities and Big Cities Plan to Honor Wounded Warriors

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General George Washington created Purple Heart Day in 1782 as a badge of military merit for soldiers who had been wounded during “any singularly act of meritorious action.” The soldier would be presented this badge, their name would be inscribed in the “Book of Merit” along with their regiment and they would be publicly recognized for their valor. Continue reading

Military Family’s Guide to Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

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Big life transitions are always an intimidating time, particularly for children. Moving to a new state can seem extremely daunting, especially when they feel unprepared. With that move comes a new social setting: new neighborhood, new friends and a new school. For children of active duty military, these transitions can occur quite frequently so parents should be prepared to help them through the process. Read on for a guide on how to help your child adjust to a new school after a move. Continue reading