Arsenal Garrison Manager Reads Army Birthday Book to CDC Children
June 15, 2009
- Joel Himsl, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Manager, read "Sam The Army Dog" a children's book created in celebration of the Army's 234th Birth
Joel Himsl, Rock Island Arsenal Garrison Manager, read "Sam The Army Dog" a children's book created in celebration of the Army's 234th Birthday this year, to a room full of children at the Arsenal's Child Development Center on June 15.
The book reading is part of a week of activities from June 15-19 at the CDC, which included Army birthday art projects, a toddler carnival and patriotic pathway, a customer appreciation night, and an Army birthday carnival.
This 234th birthday commemorates America's Army - Soldiers, Families and Civilians - who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation.
Himsl was joined at the CDC by deputy, Brian Swiss, Mike Bobie, chief, Garrison Plans, Analysis & Integration Office, and Benny Wild, Rock Island Arsenal ASPI (Arsenal Support Program Initiative) Program Manager.
The Army's birthday officially took place on June 14.