TEXARKANA, Texas –
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas held a “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event on July 26.
The event included a viewing of the DLA Distribution Red River overview video, a slide show with photos of the children’s family members at work, a safety briefing presented by the Red River safety team. Additionally, the children participated in a coloring contest and spent time at the installation lake where static displays were set up for the children to explore, and activities such as basketball, hoola hoops, bean bag toss and bounce houses.
Approximately 60 children participated in this year’s event with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles that work for DLA Distribution Red River.
“This year’s celebration was one of the best ever,” said DLA Distribution Red River commander, Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chamberlain. “We had a phenomenal turn out and it was a fun-filled interactive experience that the children will surely remember!”
According to Chamberlain, children are the rock on which the future will be built, and are the greatest asset to the nation.
“Always remember that each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Their minds are our greatest natural resource. They are our future. Also, whether it is called giving back, paying it forward or being agents of positive change, the power to make a difference is unmistakable,” said Chamberlain.