Terhar Honors Military Children and Families, Recognizes Local Wrestling Champions
COLUMBUS—State Senators Lou Terhar
(R-Cincinnati) and Stephanie Kunze
(R-Hilliard) today presented a resolution honoring more than 32,000 children of military families in the state of Ohio by recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child.
"For over 20 years I saw the impact a life of service can have on the families of our nations military members," said Senator Terhar. "We must not forget to recognize that families, and especially children, share a large portion of the burden and sacrifice. Adknowledging April as the Month of the Military Child is one way to send a message to those children that their hardship does not go unnoticed, and the nation is with them."
As a demographic, military-connected children number almost 4 million, 75% of whom are school-age. Almost every school district in America includes military-connected children and youth whose parents serve or served in the Active, Guard, and Reserve components of the Armed Forces. Over 80% of these students attend U.S. public schools while less than 8% attend Department of Defense schools.
In other news, Senator Terhar also had the honor of welcoming a number of wrestlers from his alma-mater, Elder High School in Cincinnati, to the Senate floor to recognize their outstanding accomplishments on the wrestling mat this year. Terhar presented Senate resolutions to Antonio McCloud, who won the Division I High School State Championship at 220 pounds, and Austin Murphy who was the runner-up at 160 pounds.