Pinwheels on parade

By Dana Thornbury DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

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Collage of photos from the Pinwheel Parade
Pinwheel Parade
Children from the Child Development Center marched in a parade with blue pinwheels on the Defense Supply Center Columbus April 23. The blue pinwheel and blue awareness ribbon are the official symbols of Child Abuse Awareness Month. Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Air Force Chief of Staff Col. Jeanette Ketchum served as the Grand Marshall and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s mascot Rex-reation made a surprise visit. Participants “planted” their pinwheels near the CDC’s main entrance immediately following the parade. The parade was hosted by MWR Family Advocacy Program as the conclusion of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Photo By: Dana Thornbury
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Children from the Child Development Center marched in a parade with blue pinwheels on the Defense Supply Center Columbus April 23.

The blue pinwheel and blue awareness ribbon are the official symbols of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Air Force Chief of Staff Col. Jeanette Ketchum served as the Grand Marshall and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s mascot Rex-reation made a surprise visit.

Participants “planted” their pinwheels near the CDC’s main entrance immediately following the parade.

The parade was hosted by MWR Family Advocacy Program as the conclusion of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.


If you are looking for parenting resource support or if you suspect child abuse, contact MWR Family Advocacy Program at 614-692-7217. If you prefer to seek support anonymously contact Military One Source for parenting support at 1-800-342-9647 or to report child abuse and neglect call 1-855-642-4453.