Augusta Chronicle | The Georgia Department of Education will join other states and organizations across the country in celebrating April as the “Month of the Military Child” – a time to honor the strength and sacrifices of military children.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods is asking that each district designate a day in April to wear purple and honor the children of military families in Georgia’s public schools.
“There are more than 30,000 children of military families in Georgia’s public schools,” Woods said in a news release. “Nothing could be more important than recognizing and honoring them.”
Schools and districts can share photos from their “Month of the Military Child” recognitions using the hashtag #MonthOfTheMilitaryChildGA, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We owe our freedom to the sacrifices of these families and, as the child of a military family myself, I want to express my gratitude and respect,” Woods said. “It takes dedication and resolve to keep working hard in school in the face of all the challenges and transitions of military life. We at the Georgia Department of Education remain committed to providing the support our military students and families need.”
“We owe our freedom to the sacrifices of these families and, as the child of a military family myself, I want to express my gratitude and respect.”
-- Richard Woods, State School Superintendent
Georgia's School Superintendent
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