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Garrison Commander Col. Kelsey Smith has students vote on which book they’d like him to read.

Williams Elementary School devoted a day to Redstone Arsenal during Read Across America Week.

The school hosted a number of guests from Team Redstone who read to students, including Garrison Commander Col. Kelsey Smith.

The volunteers rotated among 27 classrooms on March 3 and March 6 and Smith gave a talk about the importance of being a good citizen before reading to the children.

“Williams is our elementary school,” he said. “That’s where the kids who live on Redstone Arsenal go to school. So, the best kids to demonstrate the importance of education to is our kids.”

In all, Team Redstone filled eight requests for readers from seven elementary schools within the Huntsville City School district on March 2 through March 6 to support the 2020 Dr. Seuss Read Across America reading initiative.

Volunteers from the Army Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, Army Contracting Command, Redstone Test Center, Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Aviation & Missile Center, ATF and Garrison read to students in 65 classrooms at Williams, Louis J. Morris, Chapman, Montview, Martin Luther King Jr., Highlands and Whitesburg Elementary Schools.

Garrison leaders also read to preschool children in the Goss Road Child Development Center and the Mills Road CDC.

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