USAACE Weekly Family Update 1 July 2011 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo r t R uc k er , Al 3 6 3 6 2 ( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r uc k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi lINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 Freedom Fest2 Did You Know – Independence Day Facts3 Farmer’s Market at the Commissary4 Freedom Fest Maps “”The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand ~ Frank Herbert Assisting military Families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto/home repair, moving assistance, and much more! Visit: www.operationhomefront.net to donate or receive assistance
Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateUpcoming Training: Did you Know? • 14 July – Key Caller/Treasurer Training from 0800 – 1130 On July the 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F. Call to approved by the Continental Congress. Thereafter, the 13 register 9334) 255-9578. colonies embarked on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As you host and attend your 4th of July cookouts/events, take a • 19 & 21 July -- Home-Buying Workshop from 1830 – 2000 minute to think about how much you really know about what we at The Commons, Family are celebrating. Support facility (Bldg. 8950, 7th The major objection to being ruled by Britain was Ave). taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament. • 18, 19 & 21 July -- AFTB Level Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American III from 0830 – 1430 at Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F. Register by flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the calling (334) 255-2382. Congressional Committee. Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on • 20 July -- Communication for 8 July 1776. Couples from 1130 – 1300. For The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence more info call (334) 255-3898. Hall on 8 July 1776 summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence byUpcoming Events: Colonel John Nixon. • 2 July – Independence Day 14 Jun 1777, the Continental Congress, looking to Pool Party at SPLASH with live entertainment from 1000 – promote national pride and unit, adopted the national 1800, live music from 12 N – flag. “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be 1600. thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a • 2 July – Freedom Fest with Lt. new constellation.” Dan Band Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, 4 July 1826 • 4 July – Independence Day Flag Tournament at Silver The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not Wings Golf Course from 7-9 sign at the same time, nor did they sign on 4 July 1776. am. Cost is $5 plus cart and The official event occurred on 2 August 1776, when 50 green fees (if applicable). men signed it. Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777. • 5 July – Magic Character In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal Dining from 5-7pm. Kids enjoy free balloons and a children’s holiday. buffet. • 12 July – Character Dining featuring Kiddy Karaoke from We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are 5-7pm. created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, • 15 July – Newcomer’s Welcome at The Landing from 0830 - Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 1030 ~The Declaration of Independence 4 of July, 1776 14 July 2011 Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F www.housing.army.mil 0800-1130 RSVP – (334) 255-9578
USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3 Freedom Fest Information For the safety of those supporting and attending the 2011 Freedom Fest, the following items are prohibited at the Festival Fields during the event: No pets No privately purchased/owned fireworks No glass containers No weapons No bicycles, scooters, roller blades or skateboards No coolers, tote bags or backpacks permitted except for medical and baby care items *Note: plastic water bottles or Nalgiene-type water bottles are allowed. Water buffalos will be on site. Signage for prohibited items will be placed at the entrances of all parking areas and select event fields prior to the event If you lose or find anything during the Freedom Fest, please report to the DPS Incidence Command Post on Crusader St. to turn in the item or to claim your missing item. Gate hours of operation for Freedom Fest – Saturday, 2 July Faulkner Gate from 4:00 pm – midnight Newton Gate is closed Tank Hill Gate is opened from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm for exit only traffic Normal operating hours at the Enterprise, Daleville, and Ozark GatesBack to School Brigade – Operation HomefrontFrom 8 July – 25 July Dollar Tree storesNationwide will be collecting back to schoolsupplies for military children. Be sure to stop byyour local Dollar Tree (Enterprise, Dothan) anddonate school supplies that will benefit FortRucker’s military children.School supplies of all kinds are available:Pencils, pencil boxes, backpacks to put suppliesin, pens, folders, erasers, glue sticks, coloredpencils, calculators, and much more!Farmer’s Market at the Commissary –- 28 Jun – 3JulyFrom Tuesday, 28 Jun – Sunday, 3 July the commissary will be hosting theirFarmer’s Market. Some of the items available during this event include, but arenot limited to:Tomatoes $.79/lbSquash $.79/lbZucchini $.79/lbWatermelon (seeded or seedless) $3.99 each Fresh LocalOkra $1.50/lbCantaloupes $1.50/lb ProduceStop by your local commissary today to take advantage of these great deals from our local farmers!
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