Schofield Barracks celebrates the holiday season

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The crowd gathers to view the newly lit Christmas tree, Tuesday, at the 2014 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Schofield Barracks.

The crowd gathers to view the newly lit
Christmas tree, Tuesday, at the 2014Tree
Lighting Ceremony at Schofield Barracks.

Staff Sgt. Sean Everette
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS— Children ran around the field at General’s Loop, here, dancing and celebrating the start of the holiday season.

Army Music Hawaii entertained the crowd with the original production “A Soldier’s Carol.”

Santa Claus was on hand to listen to kids’ Christmas wishes, and when the sun went down, General’s Loop was lit up by the changing white and blue lights of the Schofield Barracks Christmas tree.

“This special season is a time to pause and remember the adage about peace on Earth and goodwill towards all men,” said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, 25th Infantry Division commander and the evening’s host. “And we have to take a few minutes to remember all of our Soldiers and other members of the armed forces who are deployed around the world.”

Flynn went on to thank Army Music Hawaii; Morale, Welfare and Recreation Hawaii; Island Palm Communities; and everyone in attendance for making the celebration a success.

From left, Kristelle Yokely with her 9-month-old daughter, Makayla; Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, commander, 25th Infantry Division; and the Mangan family: Kylie, 9; Mackenzie, 11; and their mother, Kathy. They all light the Christmas tree at the 2014 Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tuesday, at Schofield Barracks.

From left, Kristelle Yokely with her 9-month-old daughter, Makayla; Maj. Gen. Charles A.
Flynn, commander, 25th Infantry Division; and the Mangan family: Kylie, 9; Mackenzie, 11;
and their mother, Kathy. They all light the Christmas tree at the 2014 Tree Lighting
Ceremony, Tuesday, at Schofield Barracks.

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