"The Marine military mentality is to work together for each mission. Every individual is important to the mission. They (kids) are taught to be respectful and hard working. Families are felt to be part of the mission as well, as they make sacrifices also. Kids are told they are serving our country when their parent has to deploy and be separated from the family. So, having the whole school on a military base participate in reading the same book, was further practice in working together for a single mission."