Childrens Lighthouse Honoring Seals
February 28, 2013
This week, children throughout Katy will be marching to the sound of the military cadences, practicing the military phonetic alphabet, learning military mottos and badges, historical information and more as part of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers new military summer program.
Today in the United States, there are approximately 2,450 active duty Navy SEALS, many of whom have significant others and children waiting for them at home.
Last year, when a plane crashed over Afghanistan killing 17 Navy SEALS, the leadership team at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers was deeply saddened to hear that 26 children had lost a parent.
Since then, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers have made it their personal mission to help the families of fallen SEALS. They raised thousands of dollars for the Navy SEAL Foundation during the centers’ fall festivals; and now they are introducing a military summer program.
Since so many children at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers across the nation have a parent or close relative in the military, the leadership team felt it would be beneficial and relevant to the students to learn about the military through creative, fun, engaging activities.
This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about their parents or family members’ careers and the centers thought it would make for a great story on the importance of learning about the military – even at a young age.
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