National Military Appreciation Month

Moving from base to base around the world, military brats are at home everywhere and nowhere. Their passports say "United States," but they're really citizens of the world. Their stories reveal the culture that binds them together and the power it exerts over their adult lives.

Two million children are being raised in the military today. An estimated 15 million more Americans are former brats, including well-known names in almost every field. Brats: Our Journey Home is the first cinematic glimpse into a childhood that is a high-octane mixture of incredible excitement and enormous pain. This seven-year work of passion is by independent filmmaker Donna Musil, an Army brat, and features narration and music by Kris Kristofferson, an Air Force brat.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for this free special presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please register early.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Noon–1 p.m.*
*The 90-minute film will be shown in its entirety for those who can stay beyond 1 p.m..


UMUC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium

About National Military Appreciation Month

Congress authorized National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to express gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces—both past and present—in pursuit of our nation's freedom. The month of May was chosen because of other national observances highlighting the contributions of those who have served, including Loyalty Day, V-E Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day.

The Office of Diversity and Equity has partnered with Military Operations to present this year’s National Military Appreciation Month program in honor of the many servicemembers who have always been an important part of UMUC's student body, faculty, and staff.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.