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Military Child Award Nominations Close February 25

February 18, 2010

Nominations close February 25 for the 2010 Military Child Award! (That’s next week, people!) The award recognizes the service and sacrifices of the nation’s youngest heroes.  Anyone can nominate a deserving child for the award, but the nominee must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be between the ages of 8 and 18. The winner will receive $5,000 and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for the award ceremony.

“The sons and daughters of America’s service members learn what patriotism is at a very young age,” said Jim Knotts, chief operating officer, Operation Homefront.  “Children in military families understand sacrifice and live with the concept of service.  This is what the Military Child Award honors.”

You can read about last year’s winner at Defense.gov and at Army.mil.

About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 24 chapters nationwide, and has met more than 257,000 needs since 2002.  A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, $.92 of every dollar donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.  For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit OperationHomefront.net.

For more information, contact Jim Knotts at Operation Homefront!

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