A Resolution Was Passed at Legislative Hall

Martell groupOn April 12th at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware, a resolution was introduced and unanimously approved recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child.  This is an annual recognition and one definitely supported by Delaware 4-H as this audience is very important to our program.  We continue to look forward to working with these military youth and families in the future.  A special part of this resolution for 2016 was that it posthumously also recognized April as the Month of Rhonda Martell.  Rhonda was a tremendous advocate for military youth and families and worked tirelessly to support and provide them many experiences and opportunities during her time as Program Director of the Delaware 4-H Military Program.  She loved her work and always went beyond the call of duty to do whatever she could, whenever it was needed for this audience as well as other youth in the Delaware 4-H Program.  Joining in this recognition was Rhonda’s husband Ron Martell, and daughter Kayla Martell Gillis, as well as many other family members.  We all miss Rhonda dearly, but certainly continue to remember the outstanding work she did for the Delaware 4-H Program, and the many, many impacts she made in her efforts.

2016 Month of the Military Child  and Month of Rhonda Martell Resolution unanimously approved by the Delaware State Legislature on April 16th.  Attending the recognition were (left to right):  Ron Martell, Kayla Martell Gillis, State 4-H Program Leader Doug Crouse, Brig. General David Deputy of the Delaware National Guard, Department of Education Cabinet Secretary Steven Godowsky and Lt. Colonel Michael Phillips of the Dover Air Force Base.