Write Your State Representative!
Later this week Jeremy Hilton, the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year
and dedicated advocate for military families caring for special needs children, will be testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee. At a time when CKMAA
has great traction on the Hill, this testimony highlighting the unique challenges that military face in their endeavors to provide for their exceptional children comes with excellent timing.
I have a great respect for Jeremy Hilton and the tireless efforts he puts forth on behalf of families like mine and the tens of thousands of military families doing their best with limited resources in raising special needs children.
With his permission I have posted the written account of the testimony that he will provide later this week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him as he works share the plight that many of us endure. Go Jeremy!
Hilton Senate Testimony 20 June 2012
This certainly isn’t new news, however, it is worth posting about. Jeremy Hilton was recently named Military Spouse of The Year for 2012. In order to win this honor, a military spouse first has to be submitted by their native service that they represent and win that. So, all of the armed forces branches each have a spouse of the year and then the finalists are reviewed and awarded spouse of the year? (Close Jeremy? lol). At any rate, Jeremy is an incredible advocate for military families with special needs. The work he is doing on behalf of all military families on Capitol Hill admirable, difficult and time-intensive. Advocacy can sometimes become loathe as it is a constant struggle and uphill battle to fight against current policy or attitude that needs changing. Jeremy is the positive and diligent breath of fresh air that inspires me to continue on the path that I walk and to do more for the cause. He certainly deserves this honor and is a invaluable asset to the military special needs community!
Please click on the link above for details and join me to congratulate Jeremy Hilton for being selected as Military Spouse of the Year 2012