April 6, 2018 – The Georgia Department of
Education celebrates April as the Month of the Military Child along
with other national organizations– it’s a time to honor the strength and
sacrifices of military children.
On April 26, State School
Superintendent Richard Woods suggests that each district have their faculty,
staff, and students wear purple to honor and show support for the children of
military families in Georgia’s public schools.
“Being part of a military
family is a lifestyle full of transition and sacrifice and one that we don’t
take for granted,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “As the
child of a military family myself, I want to express solidarity, as well as my
gratitude and respect to the 30,000 Georgia military students. I see the
dedication and resilience it takes for military children to work hard in
school. 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
#GAMilitaryChildMonth, or send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find resources and
information on the Month of the Military Child here.