Commissioners Proclaim April 'Month Of The Military Child'

1st Sgt. John Zorbas, Wyoming Army National Guard
1st Sgt. John Zorbas, Wyoming Army National Guard

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their meeting earlier this week, signed a proclamation designating April as the “Month of the Military Child” in Johnson County.

While we remember members of our armed forces serving around the world, sometimes forgotten are their children who are directly affected through one or both of their parents being deployed overseas.

The proclamation is to bring their sacrifice to the attention of the rest of us and recognize their struggles involving one or both parents being gone for an extended time.

Commissioner John Gibbs read the proclamation, saying there are more than 5,000 children directly affected just in Wyoming.

John Zorbas, First Sergeant with the Wyoming Army National Guard, accepted the proclamation from the commissioners and thanked them, but was unsure of any specific events that had been planned during the month.

Rachel Vardiman, 4-H Educator with the Johnson County UW Extension Office, said her 4-H kids have in the past done a “Purple Up Day,” in cooperation with Operation Military Kids, to decorate downtown businesses in Buffalo and Kaycee in purple, and were planning to do so again this year.

No specific date had been set as yet.

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