contributed by Liz Zaczek, senior staff writer
Life in the military doesn’t just apply to the individual wearing the uniform. Military life affects spouses, parents and children of our country’s service members. Each family’s situation is unique when it comes to a loved one being deployed. Chances are good there is at least one military family living in your neighborhood, whose children attend school with yours or even attend church or participate in an activity or organization with you.
So how can you offer your support to the military family in your life? Here are ten great suggestions and ways to offer your support.
Military families are typically only in the same place for a few years. By the time they start to make friends and build relationships it is time to move. Include them quickly into groups and gatherings so that they can build relationships with enough time to enjoy them. Go out of your way to pull them in and don’t make them wait to be accepted.
A little encouragement can go a long way in showing the military family just how thankful we are for their service to our country!