Keiki, parents celebrate Army’s birthday at CDC

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Children dance to the smooth sounds of the 25th ID Band’s Configurations Jazz Combo during the Army birthday commemoration. (Courtesy Photos)

Children dance to the smooth sounds of the 25th ID Band’s Configurations Jazz Combo during the Army birthday commemoration. (Courtesy Photos)

Russell Dodson
U.S. Army-Pacific Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — The Army’s 236th birthday was celebrated at the Child Development Center, here, with cake, games and music, June 16.

Keiki and their parents were invited to attend the Army birthday commemoration, where 25th Infantry Division’s Configurations Jazz Combo supplied music.

“This is the first year we have offered a dance in recognition of the Army birthday,” said Christy Morrisey, director, CDC.

“For those who didn’t want to dance, we had other activities available, to include storytelling, (a) tattoo station, cupcake decorating and a pin-on-the-tank game,” Morrisey said.

Food was also available, including a large birthday cake.

“It took us over two months of planning to make this event happen,” Morrisey said. “We are pleased at how well things turned out. I would like to especially thank the 25th Infantry Division’s Configurations Jazz Combo for lending us their musical talents and making this a memorable event.”

“The CDC put together a really nice event honoring the Army’s 236th birthday,” said Sgt. 1st Class Curtistine Chrisp, Logistics Office, U.S. Army-Pacific. “I really enjoyed the 25th ID band. Hopefully, this will become an annual event.”

Based on the responses of parents and the smiles on children’s faces, the CDC does plan on making the Army commemoration an annual event, Morrisey said.

See more photos from this event at www.flickr.com/photos/usarpac.

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