We asked four students at White Sands School a series of questions for the Month of the Military. Each week, one or two children will be featured with their responses. Look for the compilation video on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wsmrPublicAffairs.
Jeremy Weissert, 11.
Who in your family serves in the military? My dad, Chief Warrant Officer Three Justin Weissert.
Can you tell me a little bit about your family? I have a couple of fish, a dog named Kash, I have a little brother, Joshua, he’s seven. Then there’s my mom and my dad.
What does being a military child mean to you? It means that there’s going to be some hard stuff in life that you have to overcome, like moving. Some good stuff is, between all of the moving you get to go around the world, meet new people, see very cool things and learn new cultural backgrounds.
How do you deal with the hard stuff? We (dad and I) always keep in touch through Face Time, he even helped me with my homework when he was in Turkey.
Where are some places you’ve traveled to? Germany, Michigan, California, Texas and now I’m here.
If you could, would you change the fact that your dad decided to serve? No, because then I wouldn’t have met all of these new people and learned all of this new stuff.
Why do you think it’s important for people like your dad to serve? Because every Soldier matters for our country.
Do you think it’s a sacrifice for the whole family? I think it’s a sacrifice for the whole family.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor, teacher, police officer, fireman and astronaut but most of all I want to be a teacher.
Who is your hero? My dad because he serves our country.