II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across America

2 Mar 2006 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson

The commanding general of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, and his wife, Bonnie, participated in the Read Across America program at Jefferson Primary School here March 2. 

According to Jeanette Martinez, a coordinator for the event, the program is designed to show the importance of reading to school-aged children.  Guest readers, including senators, commanders, doctors, and other high-profile professionals have visited all eight schools aboard the base to promote literacy and reach out to the community’s youth.

Both volunteers read two books to a class of elementary school students.