Madison Aux. unit observes Military Child Month

The Military Child’s Table Setting Ceremony was performed by Past Commander, William Price, left, and Unit Chaplain, Geraldine Jenks. (contributed photo)

American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit #39, Madison recognized April as the Month of the Military Child which honors the sacrifices made by military families, with emphasis on children. The Military Child’s Table Setting Ceremony was performed by Past Commander, William Price and Unit Chaplain, Geraldine Jenks, on April 1, 2024.

The ceremony includes:

The POTTED FLOWERING PLANT symbolizing that a military child may flower and flourish where they are planted

The HAND SPADE recognizes that they maybe transplanted to a new place in the world at a moment’s notice

The BIRTHDAY HAT AND UNLIT CANDLES, along with the baseball and glove, and ballet slippers represent special occasions that are missed

The FAMILY PHOTO depicting a child with his/her uniformed parent demonstrates our country’s strength

The final touch to the table setting is the AMERICAN FLAG to remind us that families are united in their commitment to national service, at home or away

Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported. Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all are thought to combine together as a single color, purple.

The table will be set up throughout the month of April.


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