Celebration planned for Army birthday

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army-Pacific
Public Affairs



FORT SHAFTER — Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, and his wife, Jeannine, will host a night of dining, dancing and entertainment in commemoration of the U.S. Army’s 236th birthday, June 10, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

This year’s commemoration will celebrate “Pacific Soldiers: Trained and Ready” and is dedicated to all Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, government contractors, veterans, retirees and family members who contribute to USARPAC’s success.

“It is important to celebrate the Army’s birthday, because we do not just celebrate another year; we celebrate our Army’s accomplishments; we celebrate the sacrifices made by Soldiers, family members and civilians; and more importantly, (we celebrate) that we continue to be one nation and one Army under God,” said Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Lopez, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, USARPAC.

In this spirit, all those who add to the strength of USARPAC are welcome to celebrate the Army’s history. Those interested in attending the event should contact their unit representative to purchase tickets.

The 25th Infantry Division’s Home Front Brass Band will provide entertainment. No-host cocktails will begin at 5 p.m; ballroom doors open at 6 p.m.

Visit www.usarpac.army.mil/236Birthday or call 271-5561 for more information.



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