Fort Shafter CDC celebrates the Army’s 236th Birthday
June 17, 2011
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii " The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration, June 16.
Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.
This is the first year we have offered a dance in recognition of the Army Birthday, said Christy Morrisey CDC director.
For those who didn’t want to dance, we had other activities available to include storytelling, tattoo station, cupcake decorating, and pin in the tank game, said Morrisey. Food was also available to include a large cake in recognition of the Army’s 236th Birthday.
How long does it takes to put on such a large scale event?
“It took us over two months of planning to make this happen, we are pleased at how well things turned out,” said Morrisey. I would like especially that the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo for lending us their musical talents and making this a memorable event.
"The CDC put together a really nice Army Birthday celebration, I especially enjoyed the 25th ID Band. Hopefully the CDC will do this again next year," said Sgt. 1st Class Curtistine Chrisp from the U.S. Army Pacific G4 secton.
Based on the responses of the parents and smiles on the children’s faces, the CDC plans to making this an annual event, said Morrisey.