By Paul KotchmanJune 19, 2008
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas --- Fort Sam Houston celebrated the Army's 233rd birthday June 13. Joining in the celebration, Child and Youth Services hosted an Army history computer scavenger hunt at the Youth Center and a birthday celebration at the Child Development Center.
The day kicked off with the children participating in an all-day computer scavenger hunt that consisted of nine questions teaching them about the Army's history.
The first team to complete the scavenger hunt, Ryan, age 11, and Jayce, age 15, said they enjoyed the event. They especially enjoyed learning about the Women Army Auxiliary Corps as well as the history of "Old Glory."
The day of festivities ended with a cake-cutting ceremony and birthday party at the CDC. Soldiers and their Families gathered around as U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Wendy Martinson read "Happy Birthday U.S. Army," a book about the history of the Army.
After the reading, School Age Services children sang along with guitarist Zac Zeigler, Family Life counselor. Everyone also joined in singing "Happy Birthday" to the Army while waving American flags.
The events offered a fun and entertaining way for children to learn about the Army's history.