Making Memorial Day Meaningful: Supporting Military-Connected Students

Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to honor those who had died while in military service. It is observed each year on the last Monday of May. While non-military families often see Memorial Day as the first celebration of summer, those connected to the military are likely to see it differently.

Military-connected students almost certainly attend your schools. There are nearly 2 million children of active-service members — that is, with parents in active duty military, National Guard or Reserves. They live in communities across the nation. More than 80 percent attend public schools.
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By |May 23rd, 2017|Community, News|0 Comments

4th Annual Event Celebrates Military Children

A celebration of the unique lives and sacrifices of children from military families was held earlier this month at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Branch.

In honor of Military Child Month, the event was organized by the Mindful Warrior Project and its partners – the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Operation Family Caregiver.  It offered a variety of activities including a puppet show, face painting, balloon hats and a drum circle. There were crafts and other interactive activities personalized for the older children. Healthy and organic snacks were also provided.

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By |April 18th, 2017|Community, Events|0 Comments