Please, rescind your endorsement of the Finks in their effort to change how military children are referred.

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Please, rescind your endorsement of the Finks in their effort to change how military children are referred.

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Our Dear First Lady Michelle Obama,

We know that you have been a staunch ally of the military family and military children, and as such, we the undersign beseech you to please rescind your endorsement of the Finks in their effort to change how military children are referred. We take great pride in being BRATS. We are the dandelions of the American populace.

Do you know what it means to be a brat? It means that you are borderless, and brave, resilient, articulate, and traveled. We form approximately 5% of the populace. We have seen more, done more, and achieved more than most kids think of in a lifetime. We are NOT heroes, that honor belongs to our parent(s) who served.

The term brat has been used to describe military children for hundreds of years. We embrace the term; we take pride in it. Until you have been a brat, you cannot understand what it means. Please do not take that away from us.

As a point of fact, the authors of the Little C.H.A.M.P.S. have no affliation with brats; they are not military, not former military, nor are they dependents of military. We are -- we know what it means to be a brat, and we grew up with heroes....we are not the heroes.

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