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Schools mark Month of the Military Child
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Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Simmington and Button Gwinnett Elementary Principal Dolores Crawford hand a certificate for Month of the Military Child to a military student. Military students at the school were recognized in a ceremony on Wednesday for Month of the Military Child. Students received certificates in front of gathered parents, teachers, school staff and Fort Stewart soldiers. - photo by Photo by Tiffany King

The Liberty County School System is asking everyone, especially those in schools, to wear purple Friday as part of its month-long observance of April as the Month of the Military Child.

“We pledge to continue to make a difference in the lives of our military students by seeking opportunities to show our appreciation for the sacrifice of sharing their parents with the country,” Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee said.

It is the 30th anniversary of the month, which was first established in in 1986 by then-Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.
A news release from the schools said a variety of activities such as programs, bulletin-board displays, banners, special morning announcements, certificates, purple decorations and wristbands honoring military students and their parents will be held at each school.

For more information, contact Torri Jackson at or (912) 876-3151.

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