Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, together with Family members and volunteers hiked through outdoor areas at and around Fort Knox April 23 to honor Earth Day and remove any trash.
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FORT KNOX, Ky. – Fort Knox lakes and recreational areas are more picturesque thanks to the efforts of a committed group Soldiers and volunteers from U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

The individuals gathered Friday morning in preparation for the 2021 Earth “Day of action”. Following remarks from Brig. Gen. Patrick Michaelis, teams dispersed to four areas in the surrounding Fort Knox community to conduct beautification efforts and trash removal.

USAREC Soldiers listen in as Brig. Gen. Patrick Michaelis expresses his appreciation for the participant’s involvement in the 2021 day of action.
USAREC Soldiers listen in as Brig. Gen. Patrick Michaelis expresses his appreciation for the participant’s involvement in the 2021 day of action. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan) VIEW ORIGINAL

“We as humans have a pretty significant impact on our third planet from the sun,” said Michaelis, “Any little bit helps.”

Armed with gloves and trash bags, the teams canvased Otter Creek/Camp Carlson, Tioga Falls/Bridges to the Past, Sanders Spring Lake and Lower Douglas Lake for any garbage in need of removal.

Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, together with Family members and volunteers hiked through outdoor areas at and around Fort Knox April 23 to honor Earth Day and remove any trash.
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Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, together with Family members and volunteers hiked through outdoor areas at and around Fort Knox April 23 to honor Earth Day and remove any trash.
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Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, together with Family members and volunteers hiked through outdoor areas at and around Fort Knox April 23 to honor Earth Day and remove any trash.
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Members of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, together with Family members and volunteers hiked through outdoor areas at and around Fort Knox April 23 to honor Earth Day and remove any trash.
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“At Fort Knox, we are so fortunate to have such beautiful outdoor areas,” said USAREC Headquarters Company Commander Capt. Jewel Burgherr. “It is such a shame how some people destroy these areas when they leave their trash behind, ruining the environment for future generations.”

USAREC Headquarters Company Commander Capt. Jewel Burgherr addresses Soldiers and volunteers prior to the 2021 day of action cleanup.
USAREC Headquarters Company Commander Capt. Jewel Burgherr addresses Soldiers and volunteers prior to the 2021 day of action cleanup. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

Earth Day was founded in 1970 and for the past more than 50 years, Burgherr said these events have been carried out as a reminder that we need to work to preserve our Earth.

“Imagine the impact we can make for our Earth and future generations,” said Burgherr, “If we all just took a few minutes to give back.”