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Day 97: The Military Child’s Creed

April is Month of the Military Child

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The Soldier’s Creed is one every U.S. Army soldier can recite from memory. It’s part of the fabric of who our brave men and women are serving in the U.S. Army. Way back on Day 15 when I started taking daily pictures of General Sarge I took a picture I called The Soldier’s Creed. It was one of the more moving posts and I received a lot of comments about the post too. Even though what used to be Ben’s room is now the guest room, the Soldier’s Creed still hangs above the bed.

But did you know there’s also a “Military Child’s Creed”?

The Military Child’s Creed

Since our boys joined the Army I’ve started following some great military blogs. One such blog is called You Served. Last week I came across a post by Claire where she reprinted what’s called The Military Child’s Creed which she found on a site called Military Avenue. It’s a very moving creed and General Sarge of course felt it very appropriate to use here today in honor of the many military children he’s honoring and encouraging too.

Day 97 - Military Child's Creed

The Military Child’s Creed – Inspired by the US Army Soldier’s Creed – Leanne from Military Avenue

I am an American Military Child.

I am a Warrior in my own right and a member of a Military Family. I serve with my Military Parent, who serves the people of the United States.

I will always place the mission first: To stand beside, behind and with my Family.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will not leave a fellow military-brat hurting. I will stand beside them.

I am disciplined, but young; physically and mentally tough, but vulnerable. I will ask for help when I need it!

I am adaptable and I am resilient.

I stand ready to say “Good-bye”, whisper “I miss You” and shout “Welcome Home”.

I am a representative of the American Military Family and the American way of life.

I am an American Military Child.

Staying Army Strong!
Dr. Rus

2 thoughts on “Day 97: The Military Child’s Creed

  1. Being the child of a military parent must be very hard on a child, always worrying for someone you love while not knowing where in the large scary world they might be. The Child’s Creed” is a very good one indeed, thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey Janet;

      When I came across the Child’s Creed I knew I had to post it during this “Month of the Military Child”. Very fitting and very moving.

      Dr. Rus

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