ALBANY N.Y. (NEWS10) — Various organizations across the capital region are teaming up to make sure kids whose parents are in the military get to enjoy a special day.
April is recognized by the American Red Cross as the Month of the Military Child. One participating organization making sure the children of those who severe have a memorable day is the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.
Beginning there exciting day Wednesday, the American Red Cross will be giving the children an introduction.
According to the Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, the children will then receive a crash course on what it is like to work as an Albany County Sheriff. The children will also receive a tour of different spots around Albany. Other organizations participating in Military Kids Day are in Clarksville.
According to Sheriff Apple, a highlight of the thrilling day for the kids is their introduction a new K-9 Unit. The sheriff says Military Children’s Day is one of the most rewarding days he has all year.
“It’s the least we can so it get the kids out of the house for the say and show them a good time and hopefully keep them informed about what police officers do for a living residents, how to keep the residents informed and prepared,” said Sheriff Apple.
Celebrating the 29th year of the nationwide event, there are approximately two million military kids, all playing a vital role in the armed forces community.