2-47 Infantry partners with McBride Elementary to Read Across America

Spc. Robert Macklin, 2-47 Infantry Battalion, reads to a group of McBride Elementary students Feb. 27 during Read Across America Week.

Spc. Robert Macklin, 2-47 Infantry, reads to a group of McBride Elementary students Feb. 27 during Read Across America Week.

By 1st Lt. Breona R. Moses, S-1, 2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment /

FORT BENNING, Ga. – McBride Elementary School and Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment partnered recently to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Week.

Soldiers from the 2-47 Infantry Battalion partnered with McBride Elementary School Feb. 27 as part of the Muscogee County Partners in Education program during the 20th national Read Across America Week. Pictured from left: Capt. Dale Cox, 1st Lt. Breona Moses, Spc. Robert Macklin, Sgt. 1st Class Jamila Allen and an unidentified Soldier.

Soldiers from 2-47 Infantry partnered with McBride Elementary School Feb. 27 as part of the Muscogee County Partners in Education program during the 20th annual national Read Across America Week. Pictured from left: Capt. Dale Cox, 1st Lt. Breona Moses, Lt. Col. Duane Patin, Sgt. 1st Class Jamila Allen and Spc. Robert Macklin.

Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers across the country participate in Read Across America Week each year in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday celebrated March 2. The annual event brings together kids, teens, and books.

McBride Elementary carried on the annual tradition by organizing different activities each day during the week to promote reading.

1st Lt. Breona Moses, 2-47 Infantry Battalion, reads to a group of McBride Elementary School students at Fort Benning, Ga., during the 20th Read Across America week.

1st Lt. Breona Moses, 2-47 Infantry, reads to a group of McBride Elementary School students at Fort Benning, Ga., during the 20th Read Across America Week.

The activities Feb. 27 at the school involved having Soldiers from 2-47 Infantry visit the school as guest readers for the students. The Soldiers read Dr. Seuss books as part of the program to promote excitement and create a greater interest for reading among the students.

The goal of the Read Across America Week is to inspire students to embrace Dr. Seuss’s truth that “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Through events like this, the students are encouraged to grow in their love for reading while deepening the relationship between Fort Benning and our local community.

The Soldiers are a part of an ongoing relationship between McBride Elementary and 2-47 Infantry in the Muscogee County Partners in Education program.

The Soldiers and students had a fun experience during Read Across America Week and look forward to more opportunities to grow the partnership in the future.

Capt. Dale Cox, 2-47 Infantry Battalion, reads to a group of McBride Elementary School students Feb. 27 during the 20th annual national Read Across America week.

Capt. Dale Cox, 2-47 Infantry, reads to a group of McBride Elementary School students Feb. 27 during the 20th annual national Read Across America Week.

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