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​Superintendent Woods asks districts to join in honoring military children

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April 1, 2016
– 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.

“It is so important that we take the time to honor our students of military families – we owe our freedom to the sacrifices of these families,” Superintendent Woods said. “As a military child myself, I want to express my gratitude and respect to these students and their families. It takes dedication and resolve to keep working hard in school in the midst of the challenges and transitions of military life, and I am 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.

Find resources and information
on the Month of the Military Child here.