Editor’s Note: We asked four students at White Sands School a series of questions for the Month of the Military Child. 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.
AnnaLyn Krupar, 10.
Who serves in the military in your family? My dad, Maj. Chris Krupar. We have to move every two to three years and sometimes he can’t come on vacation with us because he has to stay at home and work or sometimes he’s deployed.
How do you deal with the difficult part of being a military child? He gave me a stuffed animal it’s an Army Soldier with his picture on it. I take that with me whenever we go on vacation.
What do you like most about being a military child? I like seeing new places when we move and I like meeting new friends.
If you could, would you change the fact that your dad decided to serve? Sometimes, but other times I think it’s really cool.
Why do you think it’s important for people like your dad to serve? So other people have freedom.
What advice would you give other military children? To not be afraid when their parents are gone because they will always come back safely. They have to know that they will always love them.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a cook. My dad and my mom like baking and sometimes I bake with them and I think it’s fun.
Who is your hero? My dad, because he saves other people no matter how far he is from me.
Do you think it’s a sacrifice for the whole family? Uh-huh.