RECOGNIZING VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MILITARY IMPACTED SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATION, AND STAFF FOR THEIR ONGOING CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN -- (House of Representatives - May 04, 2004)
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Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, as part of National Teachers Week, it is so fitting that we commend our teachers for the work that they do. And I think it is particularly appropriate that America take time to thank the teachers and the school administrators at our military-impacted schools.
The 101 Airborne Division of the U.S. Army is stationed at Ft. Campbell in my district, in Montgomery County, Tennessee. There are 5,400 children who have at least one parent in the military and 1,700 children of civilian military employees attending the local Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.
These schools play a central role in the lives of children whose needs are unique. As they adjust to their parents being deployed around the world defending America, the sacrifice that these children and their families make is enormous. And how fitting that we recognize that and that we recognize the teachers and the administrators who work with them teach and every day.
I know these children often have many things on their minds, many important and pressing issues on their minds, and the teachers at our military-impacted schools are important in providing a warm, friendly environment for these students.
Mr. Speaker, I thank the teachers and the staff at our military-impacted schools for their commitment to the children to their families and to our service members.