Happy Birthday, America!

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
This Independence Day cake has  American flag frosting and sparkling candles. (File photo)

This Independence Day cake has American flag frosting and sparkling candles. (File photo)

USAG-HI celebrates nation’s independence with a bang!

Sarah Pacheco, Hawaii Army Weekly, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Happy Fourth of July!

In case you haven’t heard, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is throwing a grand birthday celebration for the U-S-of-A, here, today, and you’re invited!

The 43rd annual 4th of July Spectacular begins at 10 a.m. and will feature rides, midway games, crafts, food booths, a new products bazaar and mini PX (post exchange), surf simulator, archery, food-eating contests, live entertainment and a kendama tournament on Desiderio, Weyand and Sills fields throughout the day.

A rocking concert and awe-inspiring fireworks display will close out the night.

The birthday bash is open only to Department of Defense ID cardholders, to include military members, their families, military retirees, DOD civilian employees and their authorized guests.

However, officials with USAG-HI’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation anticipate 45,000-plus attendees to this year’s event, and are asking for everyone’s cooperation to ensure a safe and happy holiday.

Noise Advisory
Residents and visitors on post will hear the cannon rehearsal and performance, 7:15-8:30 p.m., July 4.

Safety First
To ensure a safe and happy July 4th for all, the following items are prohibited at the event:
•Glass bottles;
•Distilled spirits/liquor (whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila, etc.);
•Pets;
•Fireworks, including firecrackers and sparklers (Note: Fireworks are prohibited on all military installations, including Army Hawaii installations, at all times);
•Charcoal/open-flame grills, unless they are in a designated picnic area that is reserved through DFMWR.
DFMWR will showcase its recycling and sustainability programs on post and is asking attendees to pitch in and dispose of their opala (rubbish) in the proper manner.

• July 4th Activities
The 43rd annual 4th of July Spectacular kicks off at 10 a.m. Call the Special Events office at (808) 655-0002 or (808) 655-0113. Stay up to date with the latest announcements as they are provided at www.himwr.com.

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