Fort Leavenworth children celebrate Army's 234th birthday

By Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth LampJune 25, 2009

Kelly Beckham of the Fort Leavenworth Bike Patrol leads children and staff from School-Age Services back toward the Patch building after the group sang songs for Garrison staff to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday June 18 at the corner of Reynolds and Grant avenues. The celebration began with a parade from Patch to Garrison Headquarters. Children then sang the national anthem and the "Army Song" and signed "America the Beautiful." The Bike Patrol met with SAS children all week for safety lessons and bike rides.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Kelly Beckham of the Fort Leavenworth Bike Patrol leads children and staff from School-Age Services back toward the Patch building after the group sang songs for Garrison staff to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday June 18 at the corner of Reynolds and Grant avenues. The celebration began with a parade from Patch to Garrison Headquarters. Children then sang the national anthem and the "Army Song" and signed "America the Beautiful." The Bike Patrol met with SAS children all week for safety lessons and bike rides. (Photo Credit: Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp) VIEW ORIGINAL
Eight-year-old Zoe Dunn sings the national anthem June 18 in front of Garrison Headquarters. After parading to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters, children from School-Age Services and the Child Development Center sang the "Army Song" to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Eight-year-old Zoe Dunn sings the national anthem June 18 in front of Garrison Headquarters. After parading to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters, children from School-Age Services and the Child Development Center sang the "Army Song" to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. (Photo Credit: Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp) VIEW ORIGINAL
Children from School-Age Services, including Ricky Glover, Phillip Conners and his brother Ethan Conners, sing the "Army Song" for staff assembled in front of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters to celebrate the Army birthday June 18.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Children from School-Age Services, including Ricky Glover, Phillip Conners and his brother Ethan Conners, sing the "Army Song" for staff assembled in front of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters to celebrate the Army birthday June 18. (Photo Credit: Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp) VIEW ORIGINAL
Ranetta Potts and other kindergartners from the Child Development Center assemble in front of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters with children from School-Age Services to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday June 18.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Ranetta Potts and other kindergartners from the Child Development Center assemble in front of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters with children from School-Age Services to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday June 18. (Photo Credit: Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp) VIEW ORIGINAL
Jonathon Lucas and Madison Gill, kindergartners from the Child Development Center, wave flags as children from the CDC and School-Age Services assemble after parading from the Patch building to the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters June 18. Eight-year-old Zoe Dunn sang the national anthem, the middle school/teen program signed "America the Beautiful," and all the children sang the "Army Song" to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Jonathon Lucas and Madison Gill, kindergartners from the Child Development Center, wave flags as children from the CDC and School-Age Services assemble after parading from the Patch building to the Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Garrison Headquarters June 18. Eight-year-old Zoe Dunn sang the national anthem, the middle school/teen program signed "America the Beautiful," and all the children sang the "Army Song" to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. (Photo Credit: Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth Lamp) VIEW ORIGINAL