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MPC Honors Military Families

Middletown Prevention Coalition
November 4, 2016

What may be overlooked during this busy election cycle is that each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November to be Military Family Month. The annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month- long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation honor the commitment and sacrifices of the nation’s service members, and to call attention to the real and often untold toll their service takes on the military family.

We in Middletown are most fortunate to count among our neighbors, friends, and our children’s schoolmates many military families. Their very presence and integration in our communities brings rich cultural and geographic diversity while also reminding us of their sacrifices and dedication to our country.

The mission of the Middletown Prevention Coalition is to create a safe, healthy and drug free Middletown, and as an extension of our mission, support a friendly and welcoming environment for new and existing military families in our schools and community.

The Middletown Prevention Coalition and our Islanders Committed Youth Committee will be working with our schools to help increase awareness of this special month.  Please join us in acknowledging the contributions of the terrific military families among us and their commitment, sacrifice, and service.

 

Thomas F. Lyons, Middletown

Board Chairman

Middletown Prevention Coalition