Mom and I kicked-off 'Month of the Military Child' by joining a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Fisher House gives families of military members a place to stay to be near their loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. These 'comfort homes' provide a valuable service to those who defend our country and their families who sacrifice so much.
As you can see in the photo above, I was a little reluctant to wear the bunny ears that Mom brought. Hey, I'd do anything for the military and their families but those things pinched my sensitive little head and when I'm in pain, I don't feel I'm operating at my First Dog best!
For those of you who aren't familiar with Month of the Military Child, let me give you the 411. It was founded in 1986 by then Defense Secretary, Casper Weinberg, who wanted to recognize and honor military kids for their sacrifices and courage.
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April give us all a super opportunity to make our littlest heroes feel special and appreciated. For info on 'Month of the Military Child' activities in your area, visit the OperationMilitaryKids.org. site. If you don't see anything going on locally, just pick a day, fill it with fun activities, lots of love, and a big dose of quality time with you!
I, First Dog Bo Obama, officially salute you, my pint-size amigos! And I send each and every one of you a big sloppy 'Bo' kiss too!