NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania –
Almost 1.9 million children in the United States have a military parent, and April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, highlighting the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is an opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character, courage, sacrifices and continued resilience.
To celebrate, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution commander and his wife made a special stop to read stories to students at the New Cumberland installation’s Child Development Center on April 19.
Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi and his wife Ursula let the students choose a book for Mrs. Laskodi to read, and spent time conversing and playing with the children.
Each classroom decorated the hallways of the Child Development Center with a theme for each branch of the military, with special photos devoted to the children of military parents. The displays highlighted the unique contributions each service plays in supporting the United States, and allowed the children the opportunity to learn about the different ways their parents serve.