Pinwheels bring awareness to child abuse prevention


April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The symbol for child abuse prevention is the pinwheel, which represents hope, health and happiness. The pinwheel is a happy and uplifting symbol of childhood and represents Army Community Service’s efforts to ensure the healthy development of children. Additionally, the pinwheels serve as a reminder that all community members have a responsibility to create communities that promote healthy environments for children. In an effort to spread awareness, ACS Family Advocacy Program displayed pinwheels in various locations around the garrison, and community members were invited to color or make their own pinwheels and display them at their homes. The most basic obligation is to support the healthy development of the nation’s children. All children deserve a great childhood because children are the future.