April 10, 2017 – 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 or week 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,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Nothing could be more important than recognizing and honoring them. 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. 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.”
Schools and districts can share photos and updates from their Month of the Military Child recognitions using the hashtag #MonthOfTheMilitaryChildGA, or send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find resources and information on the Month of the Military Child here.