It can be tough for kids who have moms and dads away serving in the military. The wait for their parents to come home can seem like forever, but Wednesday those kids got a chance to see what their heroes do in real life.
"This military day, we just try to get the kids to feel for what their parents go through and kind of get them involved in what the military is," said Sgt. David Beadles.
Forty-nine participants, each a child of deployed a soldier, are taking part in Air Assault School during Screaming Eagles Camp, which offers them a unique bonding experience.
"I remember every single time he would come back, he would get me a stuffed animal. I have like 100 - so many from all over. I have a camel from Iraq," said Meghan Kane, daughter of a soldier.
Now the 10 to 12-year-olds have stories of their own to share when they return home.
"A lot of kids, their parents are their military heroes. All their parents are in the military and when you get to talking to the kids, they all love to talk about their parents and what they've done. And everyone tries to one-up the other," Beadles said.
The day also included the campers taking their turn on the rope wall, a military meal, a lesson on the history of the 101st Airborne Division and a refreshing water slide.
The camp counselors are all soldiers who volunteer their time each year to give the kids a first-hand experience of a lifetime at Fort Campbell.
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