August 19

Regarding the Aug. 14 Metro article about the program at Camp Corral in Front Royal, Va., “A week of respite”:

The children of military parents are not usually in the spotlight, but we should hold these children in high esteem and focus as much on them as the soldiers themselves. Every day, they, too, are affected by war. They have to carry the emotional weight of having a parent in combat, killed in combat or at home with war wounds but still go through life without a complaint. Programs like Camp Corral are important. Even though most children attend for only a week, they get a chance to relax and talk with others like them. Something good is being done for them, and expanding programs such as these can only improve their lives and future prospects.

Vincent Duke, Ijamsville, Md.