Prince William County elected officials and employees gathered to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month at the McCourt building in Woodbridge.
More than a dozen individuals came out to the ceremony, where pinwheels were planted in a “pinwheel garden” in front of the Prince William County government sign on Old Bridge Road.
“Today we are planting a garden of pinwheels, as we celebrate prevention efforts in our community and to reinforce the importance of individuals and communities working together to keep kids safe and families healthy,” said Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson.
Each year the Child Protective Services department plants the “pinwheel garden”.
“Pinwheels remind us of the importance of a healthy child development, and have been established as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. They serve as a visual reminder that all children deserve an equal opportunity for a healthy, happy, and carefree childhood,” said Lawson.