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School View #38: Family Military Week 2016

School View #38: Family Military Week 2016


November is Military Family Appreciation Month,
a time to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by families of our military men and women. While military families don’t serve along
the front lines, they support our military through deployments, numerous moves to new
stations, and a constant support for service members. So the staff of General Stanford Elementary
and the leaders of Joint Base Langley-Eustis spent a week honoring the students and family
members of our brave soldiers. Every student who attends General Stanford
is a military child, and the school is uniquely located on Fort Eustis. Soldiers, military police, firefighters, and
K-9 units were happy to showcase the vehicles and equipment that make their jobs possible. Students were able to explore these vehicles,
including a helicopter the army landed on the school’s bus lot. This hands-on experience was a wonderful introduction
to the range of specialized careers available through the military. During a week honoring Military Families,
General Stanford’s resource teachers created fun and engaging activities for their students. Art teacher, Valencia Gross, read a book to
students explaining how military families are heroes too. Students were then able to color their own
medals as a reminder of the strength and support these young heroes offer their parents serving
our country. Music teacher, Morgan Cassady, helped students
visualize the song, The Army Goes Rolling Along. While listening to the Army’s official song,
students used different colors based on the instruments or vocals they heard in the music. And physical education teacher, Richard Green,
coached students through a military inspired obstacle course. Coach Green stressed the Army’s tradition
of leaving no man behind, by having students team up and complete the course in tandem. And as the weeklong celebration wrapped up,
the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band serenaded students as they entered their
school. A musical tribute to our young heroes, who
support the greatest fighting force in the world with unwavering love and devotion.


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