June 5 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
June 2, 2006
Continental Color Guard and the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to Open Board of Supervisors Meeting
Note to editor: A downloadable photo and synopsis of each presentation will be posted on the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm on Monday, June 5. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, June 26.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 5, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize the following residents and staff for their service to Fairfax County, issue the proclamations and adopt the resolution below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
When You Hear the Fifers Fifing
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and a Continental Color Guard will present and retire the colors at the beginning of the Board of Supervisors meeting. The Color Guard carries the flag of the United States on the right in the place of honor. To the left of the national flag is the United States Army flag. The flag of the 3d Infantry Regiment is to the far left of the United States flag. The flag of the United States Army displays 172 streamers, one for each campaign in which the Army has engaged. The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is the only unit of its kind in the armed forces, recalling the days of the American Revolution. It parades in uniforms patterned after those worn by musicians of the Continental Army.
United States Army Celebrates Its 231st Anniversary
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of June 7-14 as United States Army Week in Fairfax County. The Army of today plays a vital role in the global war on terrorism and is furthering the cause of freedom at home and abroad by putting “boots on the ground” and bearing arms in the defense of American ideals.
Honoring Outstanding Members of the Community
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 20 residents for their outstanding commitment and service in 2006 to the Fairfax County community. Each honoree, designated as a Lady or Lord Fairfax, is selected by a member of the Board of Supervisors. Individuals chosen this year include Linda D. Wimpey and William Edward Pickens III, At-Large; Sande Pfalzgraf and Joseph Jozefczyk, Braddock District; Laura G. Price and Michael O’Reilly, Dranesville District; Elizabeth B. Knapp and Jim Kiefer, Hunter Mill District; Lula Bauer and Willard O. Jasper, Lee District; Rachel Rifkind and Arthur Andrew Lopez, Mason District; Susan Aheron Magill and Mack B. Rhoades Jr., Mount Vernon District; Jeannette Stewart and Robert Adams, Providence District; Katheryn Zupan and J. Roger Sims III, Springfield District; and Meg Crossett and Marvin Powell, Sully District.
Fairfax Families Care Youth Initiative Raised Nearly $70,000
The Board of Supervisors will recognize more than 125 students and 12 schools in Fairfax County for their assistance to the Fairfax Families Care initiative to ensure support for those affected by Hurricane Katrina who relocated to Fairfax County. The students raised nearly $70,000 to support the effort to help the new members of the Fairfax County family.
Chesterbrook Elementary Marks Its First Century
The Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution commending Chesterbrook Elementary School, McLean, on its 100th anniversary. Chesterbrook continues to serve a diverse community of students through excellence in academic work, special education classes, outstanding technology and the strong support of parents, teachers, administrators and the community.
Girl Power Day Is June 24
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 24 as Girl Power Day in Fairfax County. A locally developed and nationally recognized substance prevention and mental health promotion program, Girl Power focuses on healthy behaviors for young women ages 9-14. The program is implemented in partnership with private and nonprofit organizations as well as county agencies and schools.
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the A Look Back at Braddock Executive Committee for its support and dedication to gathering anecdotes, photographs, historic material, oral histories and student essays, resulting in the book, “Braddock’s True Gold: Memories of 20th Century Life in the Heart of Fairfax County.”
Direct Care Workers Offer Support
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 12-16 as Direct Care Workers Week in Fairfax County. Direct care workers are trained professionals who collaborate with health care providers to offer quality care for individuals and their families who need long-term care and support services. Residents are urged to express encouragement and appreciation for the services performed by these care providers.
Hepatitis Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 17 as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Hepatitis C is a concern because of its impact on individuals, families, the workplace, medical resources and other major areas.
An Essential Building Block
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 17-23 as Responsible Fatherhood Week in Fairfax County. The role of the father is recognized as essential in building our community. The Sheriff’s Office and the Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources program initiated the Responsible Fatherhood Workshop to improve the lives of children by encouraging incarcerated fathers to be responsible, committed and more involved in the lives of their children.