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Mill Creek Elementary hosts breakfast for military children

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MADISON, AL-  April is military child appreciation month. Friday morning, military kids at Mill Creek Elementary School in Madison were honored with a special breakfast, with a side of appreciation.

"It shows appreciation for things that we do in the military as well as [my daughter's] sacrifice and the sacrifice of other kids, which is the most important thing because the kids sacrifice more and the family members sacrifice more than we do," said U.S. Army Soldier Sean Donahue.

6th grade student Julia Martin is one of about 40 kids at Mill Creek alone who experience life on the go as military child.

"I moved from Mississippi to Turkey, and then halfway through my year in Turkey my mom had to go to Africa so I went back here for my dad to take care of me and then I went back to Turkey, but now I have to go back here," said Martin.

Constant moving and having to make new friends is tough for kids, which is why military student counselor Melissa Butler says having get togethers like this are  important to let the kids know they are part of a community.

"They need to know they're not alone, it's good for them to know they have friends in the school. People like them that have maybe had to move more than one time and also just to honor them," said Butler.