“Courage is to be you,” said Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg to his audience Sunday. Anderson was the special guest reader for the Military Child Education Coalition’s Tell Me A Story: Making Connections and Finding Support through Literature event for Fort Bragg children and their Families at Throckmorton Library.

Fort Bragg’s Parent to Parent Team leads the Tell Me A Story as a way to help empower military children by using literature to connect to their own experiences.

Each Family that attended this TMAS received a copy of Courage, by Bernard Webar. The book shows children that courage comes in all shapes and sizes. After the interactive reading of the book, children and their Families further discussed courage and how they and their Families show courage in many ways every day. Following the group discussions, Families were given the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities to further the concept of courage. Activities ranged from a sensory challenge to creating a Courage Badge.