My Daddy's a Solider
By Sara Jane Arnett
Illustrated by Richie McKinney
In the last ten years, over 1.5 million Americans have deployed in support of the War on Terror where U.S. Service Memners have experienced combat in serveral countries. It is estimated that 4 million children hace been affected by multiple deployments. These separations have stressed resilient Army families where children are cenainly the most vulnerable. Uncertain deployment cycles have created heartbreaking conditions for children as they learn to be without their mothers and fathers.
We can all work together to ensure that the needs of our deployed Soldier's children are being met. "My Daddy'd a Soldier" tells the story of a young boy that shows great courage and reflects on good memories that help him through his father's deployment.