From deployments to new schools, military children are faced with unique challenges that civilian kids may never experience. In an effort to recognize the hard work and applaud the courage of military children and how “They Serve Too,” the Department of Defense deemed April as the Month of the Military Child.
Akoni Derige and the Chesterton Elementary School Community celebrated
the month with Marines who spent the day at the school on Friday, April
11. The volunteers assisted the physical education department throughout
Students had the opportunity to rotate through "PT"
stations with 28 Marines. The students were challenged and cheered on by
the Marines as they completed each rotation. Military students were
also treated to a special pizza lunch with the Marine volunteers and
were given the opportunity to ask questions, share stories, and
celebrate their military connections.
Each child was also given a
certificate of appreciation for being a military kid! The event was
made possible due to the support from the School Liaison office. The
School Liaison serves as the link between military families, the
installation commander, military agencies, and schools by providing
assistance in matters pertaining to student education.
For more information, contact Principal Akoni Deridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.