Camp Lejeune Has set up pinwheels all over the base to symbolize child abuse prevention month.
By Friday pinwheels will be planted at 40 different gardens including the Naval Hospital, the golf course, and all elementary school campuses on Camp Lejeune and New River- adding up to more than 3,800 pinwheels.
There are 480 at Naval Hospital alone.
Deborah Burns said, it’s hard not to be happy when you’re blowing on a pinwheel.
“The importance is that we have to bring awareness first. It does exist. If we see something, we need to say something. We are all mandatory reporters, and we have to make sure that all of our kids stay safe,” Burns said.
President Ronald Reagan begin the child abuse prevention month in 1983. Since then the pinwheel has been used to symbolize a happy and free childhood.