CHESTERFIELD, Va. – In celebration of the National Read Across America Day, 80th Training Command (TASS) Army Reserve Soldiers and Civilians shared their love of reading with Hopkins Road Elementary School children here, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, on March 1, 2019.
National Read Across America Day is an annual, nationwide event that is part of the Read Across America program, an initiative on reading that was created by the National Education Association. Each year, the National Read Across America Day is celebrated on the school day closest to March 2, in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The NEA’s Read Across America Day encourages children in communities across the country to read aloud. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together books, children, teenagers, and volunteer readers.