Commander's Corner: Memorial Day Weekend
May 18, 2009
- Commander highlight events in Seoul
- Safety is top priority
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan/2864699561/" title="USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall by usag.yongsan, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2864699561_94840091a9_m.jpg" width="192" height="240" align="right" hspace="10" alt="USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to the community about the Memorial Day weekend and safety in this week's Commander's Corner." title="USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks to the community about the Memorial Day weekend and safety in this week's Commander's Corner." /></a>Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, will be a busy and enjoyable time for those of us at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. We have a lot of events planned to make this a great holiday.
We're expecting a lot of visitors to the community starting May 22 as USAG-Yongsan hosts the 19th Annual Pacific-wide Men's and Women's Softball Tournament. We'll have about 600 players from across the Pacific playing softball 24-hours a day through May 25 at the Lombardo Field Softball Complex. Come out and enjoy the games!
The USAG-Yongsan Memorial Day Block Party will be Saturday, May 23, from noon to 6:30 p.m. at Main Post Club parking lot. Looks for all kinds of family fun, games, prizes and even a flea market. We'll also have some great musical performances.
You can also put your running shoes on and enter our Memorial Day Fun Run 9:30 a.m. May 25, at Collier Field House.
In our enthusiasm, we need to remember that the festivities, travel and recreation activities that we engage in can lead to accidents, if we fail to exercise good judgment. Remember, accidents do not take a holiday. Join me in having a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend, as we honor the ultimate sacrifice made by those in the defense of nation.
To make this a safe holiday for the entire command, be aware of these timely safety concerns:
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<li>Water Safety: Do not swim alone or in unauthorized areas, do not dive into unknown bodies of water, and do not rush into cold water. These are all dangerous acts that can result in serious injury or drowning. Use the buddy system.
<li>Boating Safety: Many of our Soldiers, civilian employees, and their families will be enjoying the holiday on leave. While there, and participating in boating activities, ensure that you are familiar with the area and the watercraft that you are operating, and wear a life preserver when operating any type of watercraft. Be courteous and respectful of the rights of others on the water and on the shore.
<li>Vehicle Safety: Do not drive after becoming fatigued. Remember to limit your time behind the wheel and take adequate rest periods. Obey traffic speed limits both on-and off-post. Use seat belts and approved child safety seats for children under the age of four. Drive defensively and be alert for the unexpected on Korean roadways. If you drive, do not drink. If you drink, do not drive.