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Fort Campbell -- Post bookworms observe Read Across America

by Nondice Thurman and Marquis Briggs

The Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | April 3, 2013

Reading in the classroom.

Reading in the classroom. | Photo:

  From moving mountains to trying something new and different like "Green Eggs and Ham," several generations have grown up reading stories from beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America is a week schools across the U.S. take to celebrate the late Dr. Seuss by reading some of his books. Students at Fort Campbell's Lincoln Elementary School took the time to celebrate by having people from the Fort Campbell community read to them. Care givers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, firefighters, Fort Campbell Schools Superintendent and Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. David "Buck" Dellinger were among the leaders to come and make a visit.
"Hanging out with the children, it definitely helps you understand why it's so important to take care of parents. You look around the room and some of them have parents who are deployed and it's just a big thrill for us to be in the class," said Dellinger after reading to a group of third graders gathered in Shauna Graves' class.
"If you're ever having a bad day, just spend some time with children. They will brighten up your day."

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