Congressman Jones Touts Military Reading Program

Coping with loved ones heading off to war is never an easy thing, especially if you're a child. Now, there's a new way to help kids and families do that.

Reach and Read is a national effort to get military families reading again. Tuesday, Congressman Walter Jones made a stop at the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune to show the importance of why reading is so beneficial.

Jones read four books to young children. Young military children receive free books to take home during their doctors visits. It's all about encouraging children and their military parents to bond, and read together.

The Reach and Read military initiative was launched in 2008 to extend the early literacy program to military families.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    Really? I thought most militray members have the reading capacity of a fourth grader, or at least comic book level. Jones is a flag waving cheerleader and that's it.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Aug 6, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    Then that would make him a liberal republican.
  • by NC voter Location: farmville, NC on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    He was a Democrat and changed to the Republican party; the problem is Jones wasn't conservative. That why he is liberal. He should have gone back as a Democrat. He is hurting the Republican party.
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Aug 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    NC voter, he started out as a Democrat and changed to the Republican party in 1994. His father was a lifelong Democrat.
  • by NC voter Location: Farmville, NC on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:46 AM
    Walter Jones is not a conservative. He is a liberal Democrat.
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:26 AM
    Yes, this a an admorable program, but I feel defeating every measure put forth by this communist, socialist, fascist, marxist or any other "ist" you wanna call the obuma administration. More time needs to be devoted to that ,I think. Whatever obuma is,... it is not American, or patriotic.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 4, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    Lavon, This man, Walter Jones, is what a politician should be. Honest,Trustworthy,and just a great American.Unlike your heroes Obama and Slick Willie.You too could have great men like this too look up to, if you would change your mindset, and switch and become a Republican before it's too late.

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