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"The Noise You Hear, is the Sound of FREEDOM."
Month of the Military Child comes to close

By Pfc. Brendan Roethel | Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort | May 03, 2013

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Children crowd around and wait in line to games during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Starion Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child, that celebrates the sacrifices military children make as thier parents serve our nation.

Children crowd around and wait in line to games during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Starion Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child, that celebrates the sacrifices military children make as thier parents serve our nation. (Photo by Pfc. Brendan Roethel)


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Children crowd around and wait in line to games during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Starion Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child, that celebrates the sacrifices military children make as thier parents serve our nation.

Children crowd around and wait in line to games during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Starion Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child, that celebrates the sacrifices military children make as thier parents serve our nation. (Photo by Pfc. Brendan Roethel)


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Chidren line up to play the various games set up for the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Developement Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaiufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival offers parents an opportunity to spend time with thier children during the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child.

Chidren line up to play the various games set up for the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Developement Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaiufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival offers parents an opportunity to spend time with thier children during the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child. (Photo by Pfc. Brendan Roethel)


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Bouncy houses filled with giggling children covered the lawn outside during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival serves as a fun event to end the Month of the Military Child and thank military children for their sacrifices.

Bouncy houses filled with giggling children covered the lawn outside during the Fun Day Carnival at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival serves as a fun event to end the Month of the Military Child and thank military children for their sacrifices. (Photo by Pfc. Brendan Roethel)


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Children ride tricycles during the Fun Day Carnival outside of the Child Developement Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for Month of the Military Child for the CDC aboard MCAS Beaufort.

Children ride tricycles during the Fun Day Carnival outside of the Child Developement Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, April 26. The Fun Day Carnival is the culminating event for Month of the Military Child for the CDC aboard MCAS Beaufort. (Photo by Pfc. Brendan Roethel)


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Children celebrated the culminating event for the Month of the Military Child at the Child Devel­opment Centers aboard Marine Corps Air Sta­tion Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Par­ris Island, April 26.

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. The month rec­ognizes the contribution military children make as their parent or parents serve our nation. During April, special days and events are put in place to honor military families and their children.

The culminating event for MCRD Parris Island was a cookout and CDC Parade and the Air Station CDC’s culminating event was the Fun Day Carnival. The events are used to fin­ish the Month of the Mili­tary Child with a bang.

“We have bouncy hous­es, games, tricycles and snow cones for the chil­dren to enjoy,” said Helen Rogers, the director of the Child Development Center aboard the Air Sta­tion. “It’s a fun event for the kids; imagine how you would feel as a kid know­ing there was a festival just to celebrate everything you do. That is what this event is for, the children.”

This is the biggest event these children have looked forward to, said Rogers. Months before Month of the Military Child even begins, children ask if it’s almost time for the Fun Day Carnival.

“The event serves as an opportunity for par­ents to spend time with their children in a fun environment,” said Rog­ers. “It also gives par­ents insight into who their children’s caretak­ers are, and what we do to ensure that their child receives the best care.”

Events like the cook­out and parade at the CDC aboard Parris Is­land, and the Fun Day Carnival at the CDC aboard the Air Station give children and their parents an opportunity to let loose and have fun while spending quality time with one another.

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