Active military families honored at local elementary school

13 active military families in Austin were recognized by students and staff at Baranoff Elementary Friday morning.

It was all a part of Military Child Awareness Month.

Baranoff held an assembly with the students’ families on stage. Many were active duty members, but for those who were deployed school staff stood alongside them.

The school's principal says the event was to highlight and honor the sacrifices AISD military families have made for the country.

One army officer, Major Jordan Boyd, has two sons who attend Baranoff and says he felt a sense of relief the district had such a big armed forces community.

"It makes me feel proud as a father you know we are gone a lot we are absent from the family and we just really appreciate the school giving back to us."

The children also presented poems and had breakfast with their parents.

AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz says this event also served as an opportunity for the families to get to know one another.