Yongsan celebrates Month of the Military Child
April 16, 2013
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child Youth and School Services hosted the Month of the Military Child Community Fun Fair to provide fun activities for children and teens, and let them know they are essential to the military community here, April 14.
The fair featured several recreational events, including a barbeque, dance performances, a martial arts demonstration, a trampoline, and even a giant slide.
"I'm having fun here," said Stephanie Oliver, an eight-year-old participant of the fair. "This is full of things I can enjoy, and I really like playing with other kids here. I wish every month was like this."
To continue the fun Oliver and other kids experienced at the fair, the Army continuously listens to the voices of parents and their children. Yongsan has hosted several events focusing on family issues, including the fair held this month.
"I know this is not the first family event," said Madelyn Bailey, parent of a nine-year-old child who participated in the fair. "I think all of these family events happening around here indicate that Yongsan actually cares about us. I am thankful for it and hope it continues."
Paul Stuart, deputy to the garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, addressed the crowd at the COmmunity Fun Fair and expressed the garrison's support for families, with a strong focus on the welfare of children in Area II.
"U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is truly proud of our ready and resilient military community," Stuart said. "Today we recognize our military children for the sacrificies they make and the support they show to keep our Army strong."
"USAG Yongsan, as with all other Installation Management Command organizations around the world, is committed to ensuring families continuously receive a combination of programs and resources at appropriate times and venues that provide nurturing, resilient environments where families thrive," Stuart added. "We applaud your children because they are everyday heroes, making daily sacrifices in support of America's military."