U.S. Army Birthday

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USAREUR celebrates the Army's 236th birthday

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
April 29, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Through a week-long celebration, U.S. Army Europe will be honoring the sacrifices Soldiers and their Family members have made over the past 236 years defending our Nation and preserving our way of life.

The festivities will begin June 9 with a prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Casablanca Room on Heidelberg's Campbell Barracks.

On June 10 there will be a four-player, team golf scramble at the Heidelberg Golf Course in Oftersheim, hosted by the Association of the United States Army, teeing off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Sign-in starts at 6:45 a.m. Participants must register by June 6.

The U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttemberg is sponsoring a free Army birthday 5-kilometer fun run and walk June 11. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Village Pavilion on Heidelberg's Patrick Henry Village.

Highlighting the week-long celebration will be USAREUR's Army Birthday Ball, which begins June 11 at 6 p.m. and at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village. Tickets go on sale May 2.

On June 14, USAREUR will be serving birthday cake at 10 a.m. in the Keyes Building Conference Room on Campbell Barracks. This event will include a reading of the Army Birthday Children's Book.

The USAREUR and IMCOM-Europe culinary arts team will be providing culinary arts demonstrations June 14, 16, and 17 at the commissary on PHV from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visit your garrison's website and keep an eye on the USAREUR Facebook page for more information on the birthday events.