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“United Through Reading is maintaining a connection, because I know it did that for me as a kid. It was important to me (then), and I know these will be important to my children."
-LCDR G. Graham Van Hook, U.S. Navy
In the face of a global pandemic in 2020, one thing became obvious – everyone’s need for personal connection. In our 32 year history of connecting military families during times of separation, we know this all too well. United Through Reading has connected 2.5 million military family members – through deployments, drill weekends, and now global pandemics. Storytime with United Through Reading helps families stay connected, remain resilient, and build a love of reading.
At our annual Tribute to Military Families, we honor and celebrate the families that serve our country every day. Alongside corporate executives, senior military leaders, members of Congress, and military families, we hope that you will join us this year live from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. as we celebrate the resilience and READiness of our military families.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Junker, USN (Ret)
CAPT Chandler Swallow, USN (Ret) and CDR Tina Swallow, USN (Ret)
Maj Gen and Mrs. Roger Teague, USAF (Ret)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barbero, USA (Ret)
Mrs. Anne Murphy and Mr. Scott Kuyper
CMSgt Denise M. Jelinski-Hall, USAF/ANG (Ret) and Maj Gary Hall, USMC (Ret.)
Drs. James G. and Sally Ann Zoll
Together, with your support, we can bring more video-recorded stories home to military children keeping military families connected and resilient while bolstering critical literacy skills for emotionally and academically vulnerable military children!