Army Birthday Celebrations
Festivities begin June 14
The Francis Scott Key Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army will sponsor the Army Birthday/Flag Day breakfast June 14 at 7:30 a.m. at Club Meade.
The guest speaker is Scott Sheads, a historian and ranger at Fort McHenry. Sheads is the author of several books on the defense of Baltimore and Fort McHenry, birthplace of the National Anthem.
Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Fort Meade Community Credit Union or through your unit.
For more information, call retired Sgt. Maj. Jim Gilbert at 301-677-4864.
Cake-cutting, Army displays at Columbia mall
Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will participate in a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Army's Birthday on June 14 at 10 a.m. at The Mall in Columbia in front of the Lord & Taylor department store.
After the ceremony, an hourlong family fun event will be held at the mall. Displays by Army units from the area also will be set up from June 14 to 16.
Bowie Baysox celebrates Army birthday
The Bowie Baysox will help celebrate the Army's 237th Birthday with Fort Meade by hosting the installation for its game on June 15 at 7:35 p.m., when the team takes on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway, Bowie.
Free tickets are available at Leisure Travel Service, 2300 Wilson St.
An Army color guard from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will post the colors. The National Anthem will be performed by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.
"God Bless America" will be performed by Sgt. 1st Class Erika Lehmkuhl of First Army Division East.
Pfc. Wesley Pattillo of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade will throw out the first pitch.
A group of local, future Soldiers will be sworn into the Army, rounding out the day's Army birthday celebration.
For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354.
CDC III celebration
Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein will participate in an Army birthday cake-cutting and sing songs with children at Child Development Center III on June 14 at 3 p.m.
For more information, call Tracy Love at 301-677-1530.
CYSS celebration barbecue
The Youth Center and Teen Center each will host a barbecue in honor of the Army's birthday on June 14 at 4:30 p.m.
The barbecue is open to youths in grades six to 12 who are registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
The event will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, cake and games.
One guest is permitted per CYSS youth. Guest fee is $2.
For more information, call 301-677-1149.
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