Fort Benning Parent to Parent presents:
(GLU)…growing, learning, understanding
Making Meaning through Early Literacy
The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas
by Trish Holland and Christine Ford
Illustrated by John Manders
Monday, December 7 @ 10:30 AM
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base
Only sentries were stirring–they guarded the place.
The soldiers were sleeping and snoring away
As they dreamed of ‘back home’ on good Christmas Day…”
The narrator wakes up when he hears a crash, and sees a Blackhawk helicopter giving the all clear to nine Humvees and a jeep, all loaded with gifts. Sergeant McClaus calls the drivers by name: Now, Cohen! Mendoza! Woslowski! McCord! Now, Li! Watts! Donetti! And Specialist Ford! When the caravan leaves, the sergeant calls out, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, BRAVE SOLDIERS! MAY PEACE COME TO ALL!
Come on out for a great story and a fun craft to go along with it. We will be making holiday cards to send to soldiers serving overseas!!
Columbus Public Library
All parents and their children are invited to this event, not just military!!!