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Cumberland County Schools Kicks Off Month of the Military Child

The month of April has been designated as the national Month of the Military Child and a time to honor the sacrifices, courage and resilience of the children of military service members across the nation.
Today, the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) partnered with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Braxton Bragg Chapter, and Cumberland County Schools to recognize military children. Braxton Bragg AUSA donated children’s books to Cumberland County Schools and Fort Bragg Schools in recognition of the Month of the Military Child. The total donation included 5,400 Disney books and 2,400 bottles of Gatorade.
As part of the event, Secretary Walter E. Gaskin presented Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., with a North Carolina proclamation acknowledging the Month of the Military Child.
Today’s event kicked off a month-long celebration of military-connected children. Listed below are some suggestions for how individuals and/or organizations can participate in the celebration throughout the month of April: 
  • Wear purple attire and encourage others to do the same on April 16
  • Place purple ribbons within or outside your home or organization 
  • Place information about the Month of the Military Child and “Purple Up Day” on your website
  • Use the hashtag #PurpleUpCCS on social media