Children's parade ends Month of Military Child

By Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)May 6, 2011

Mozelle Gore (left), Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) program assistant, and Alicia Pearson, CDC administrative assistant, carry a banner during the Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child (MOMC) children's parade April 28. The parade, which took place at 10 a.m. and circled the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65) on Fort McPherson, was the final activity in the MOMC celebrations here. The MOMC has been celebrated by the military since 1986 and was created to honor military children and acknowledge the hardships of growing up in a military environment.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mozelle Gore (left), Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) program assistant, and Alicia Pearson, CDC administrative assistant, carry a banner during the Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child (MOMC) children's parade April 28. The parade, which took place at 10 a.m. and circled the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65) on Fort McPherson, was the final activity in the MOMC celebrations here. The MOMC has been celebrated by the military since 1986 and was created to honor military children and acknowledge the hardships of growing up in a military environment. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kevin Stabinsky (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
The various age groups of children, which ranged from infants up to pre-kindergarten (pre-K), dressed in different costumes for the parade. Infants and toddlers in the CDC dressed in patriotic costumes.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The various age groups of children, which ranged from infants up to pre-kindergarten (pre-K), dressed in different costumes for the parade. Infants and toddlers in the CDC dressed in patriotic costumes. (Photo Credit: Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) VIEW ORIGINAL
The various age groups of children, which ranged from infants up to pre-kindergarten (pre-K), dressed in different costumes for the parade. The CDC preschool 2 class dressed as Soldiers.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The various age groups of children, which ranged from infants up to pre-kindergarten (pre-K), dressed in different costumes for the parade. The CDC preschool 2 class dressed as Soldiers. (Photo Credit: Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Katie Mallett-Stein, 5, daughter of Maj. Murray Mallett-Stein, chief executive officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, pulls a rabbit out of her hat as part of her role as a magician. Katie, and her Child, Youth and School Services pre-K classmates, dressed as professionals for the parade.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Katie Mallett-Stein, 5, daughter of Maj. Murray Mallett-Stein, chief executive officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, pulls a rabbit out of her hat as part of her role as a magician. Katie, and her Child, Youth and School Services pre-K classmates, dressed as professionals for the parade. (Photo Credit: Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Child, Youth and School Services pre-K class dressed as professionals for the parade.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Child, Youth and School Services pre-K class dressed as professionals for the parade. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spectators show their support by taking time out of their day to line the parade route and wave to the children as they marched.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spectators show their support by taking time out of their day to line the parade route and wave to the children as they marched. (Photo Credit: Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB), lead by Staff Sgt. Mark Goodier, AGFB drum major, provided music for the Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child children’s parade April 28. The band has long supported the parade, which was made possible by support from agencies such as the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Child, Youth and School Services, USAG Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, USAG Directorate of Emergency Services and the Fort McPherson Child Development Center.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB), lead by Staff Sgt. Mark Goodier, AGFB drum major, provided music for the Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child children’s parade April 28. The band has long supported the parade, which was made possible by support from agencies such as the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Child, Youth and School Services, USAG Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, USAG Directorate of Emergency Services and the Fort McPherson Child Development Center. (Photo Credit: Kevin Stabinsky (USAG Fort McPherson) VIEW ORIGINAL