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Keesler celebrates Child Pride Day

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers opening remarks with her daughter, Jacqueline McGowan, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers opening remarks with her daughter, Jacqueline McGowan, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A group of children jump inside a bouncy house during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A group of children jump inside a bouncy house during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Daniel Shanks, 338th Training Squadron, assists Zachary Smith, son of Master Sgt. Sarah Smith, 81st Training Support Squadron curriculum developer, with a game of “Turtle Rescue” during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Daniel Shanks, 338th Training Squadron, assists Zachary Smith, son of Master Sgt. Sarah Smith, 81st Training Support Squadron curriculum developer, with a game of “Turtle Rescue” during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Douglas Fowler, 338th Training Squadron commander, and his wife, Meri Mengo, assist their son, Andrew, with building a wooden race car during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Douglas Fowler, 338th Training Squadron commander, and his wife, Meri Mengo, assist their son, Andrew, with building a wooden race car during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Sarah Sousa, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron nurse, assists her kids, Jameson and Brooke, with making a clothes pin caterpillar during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Sarah Sousa, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron nurse, assists her kids, Jameson and Brooke, with making a clothes pin caterpillar during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Cindy Cruthirds, 81st Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy treatment manager, holds her grandson, Levan Zhe, as his mother, Kellie, plays with him during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Cindy Cruthirds, 81st Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy treatment manager, holds her grandson, Levan Zhe, as his mother, Kellie, plays with him during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Alesiya Blockett, daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Alonzo Blockett, Keesler Marine Detachment instructor, gets her face painted by Angela Burgos, Keesler Family Child Care provider, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Alesiya Blockett, daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Alonzo Blockett, Keesler Marine Detachment instructor, gets her face painted by Angela Burgos, Keesler Family Child Care provider, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tech. Sgt. Albert Cortez, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron radiology technician, helps his son, Alex, grab a goody bag during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tech. Sgt. Albert Cortez, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron radiology technician, helps his son, Alex, grab a goody bag during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler families attend Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler families attend Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers opening remarks with her daughter, Jacqueline McGowan, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military families. Child Pride Day was held in conjunction with the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)