SEOUL, South Korea -- Yongsan-gu government officials and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Soldiers and KATUSAs celebrated Yongsan-gu Citizens Field Day at Osan High School, April 28.

The spirited event had participants compete against each other in different sports. But its main purpose was to bring citizens' harmony and unity. Yongsan-gu council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan have been building a firm partnership and have not stopped improving it.

"This was just a special day," said Col. William Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan. "Being out here Mayor Sung Janghyun, the Yongsan-gu citizens, our Soldiers and KATUSAs; we once again reaffirmed our great alliance."

During the day's celebration, events included a classic tug of war event, a Taekwondo demonstration by Kyunghee University, a performance by Yum Gwang Women's High School band, and a cheerleading event by the Sookmyung Women's University Cheerleading team.

Sgt. 1st Class Joe McCarty, security manager of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security for USAG Yongsan, was happy to be part of the city event.

"These type of events help foster cross-cultural ties between U.S. and Korea," he said. "It feels great to be out here with local people and I really enjoyed what happened this morning, especially the martial arts. The performers were amazing."

U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recently cleaned the Itaewon area during the Yongsan Spring Clean-up Day and gave a green, helping hand by planting trees at the Yongsan-gu Park on Arbor Day.