Daughters and Sons Day at the Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Nearly 1,000 children of Pentagon employees participated in arts and crafts activities in the Pentagon's courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.
  • Allison Barber, deputy assistant defense secretary for Internal Communications, makes opening remarks prior to kicking off the National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day observance at the Pentagon April 24, 2008. This year's observance included an America Supports You craft fair in the Pentagon center courtyard. Barber is the founder of the America Supports You which connects support groups across the nation with deployed troops and their families.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • U.S. Army Major Jasen Johnson takes a break with his three children - son Caleb, 9, left, daughter Jenna, 5, sitting on his knee, and  daughter Janey, 6, right, holding a creative art balloon - in the Pentagon’s courtyard on  National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 24, 2008,  The event was hosted by the Defense Department’s America Supports You program. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastion J. Sciotti, Jr.
  • A Defense Department working dog named Alma was on hand in the Pentagon's courtyard for parents and their children to pet during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Pentagon, April 24, 2008. Nearly 1,000 children attended the event, which included an America Supports You craft Fair in the Pentagon courtyard.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Nearly 1,000 children of Pentagon employees participated in arts and crafts activities in the Pentagon's courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.
  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferey Hartless accepts a number of handmade quilts made by children at quilt shops around the United States to give to wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The donation was presented during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day events in the Pentagon courtyard April 24, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Nearly 1,000 children of Pentagon employees participated in arts and crafts activities in the Pentagon's courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kevin Lowe holds his daughter Jenna, 10 months, after showing her around the Pentagon courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mary Pennyfeather posses with her daughter Lydia, 7, in the Pentagon's courtyard, April 24, 2008, during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Sebastian J. Sciotti Jr.
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Edmonds and his sons, Gatlin, 5, center, and Adam, 4, prepare to enjoy the arts and crafts in the Pentagon's center courtyard April 24, 2008. The activities were part of America Supports You's celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • A little girl dabs paint to create a foam arts and crafts project during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day observance at the Pentagon. The event included an America Supports You craft Fair in the Pentagon's courtyard.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Parents and their children take part in painting activities at the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Pentagon. The event included an America Supports You craft Fair in the Pentagon's courtyard.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Clowns twist balloons into hats or animals for children of Pentagon employees as part of America Supports You's celebration of the 16th annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 24, 2008. About 1,000 children enjoyed numerous arts and crafts in the Pentagon's courtyard.  Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley
  • Sara Woodson watches as a balloon building clown twists together a dog on a leash during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day observance at the Pentagon.  The event included an America Supports You craft Fair in the Pentagon's courtyard.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess