Although many consider Memorial Day as the official kickoff to summer and celebrate with a day of grilling with friends and family, this national holiday was created to honor the sacrifice of America’s fallen soldiers.
More than 20,000 children have lost a parent or loved one in the line of duty over the past 40 years, May 13 has been set aside as Children of Fallen Patriots Day to honor the children whose lives were forever altered because of their parents’ service to our country.
April is the Month of the Military Child. With all the support that veterans receive, it is easy to sometimes overlook the sacrifices made by veteran family members. This month was established and is sponsored by the Departed of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger created the Month of the Military Child in 1986, and the DoDEA has honored it ever since. During the Month of the Military Child, we highlight how important the family and children are for our service men and women.
It’s March and that means Tax Day is right around the corner. Tax Day is April 18, and this is a perfect time to refresh yourself on veterans tax benefits in West Virginia. It is important to learn what benefits you or a loved-one might qualify to receive.