Presentations, Resolutions and Proclamations
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
June 1, 2007
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 4. These photos will remain on the Web site until the next board meeting with presentations on Monday, June 18.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 4, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will recognize residents and staff, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution. 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 many 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 232nd Anniversary
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of June 9-16 as Army Strong 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. Soldiers are “Army Strong,” a blend of mental, emotional and physical strength the Army finds, forges and fosters in the men and women who serve.
Honoring Outstanding Members of the Community
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 20 residents for their outstanding commitment and service in 2007 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 Stella M. Koch and Walter L. Alcorn, At-Large; Mary Kay Buckingham Lipsey and the Rev. Ronald F. Christian, Braddock District; Eleanor Weck and M. L. Clark Tyler, Dranesville District; Sarah Newman and Bruce Wright, Hunter Mill District; Leah Lamba-Skidmore and Joseph D. Johnson, Lee District; Yolma C. Torres and Daniel W. McKinnon Jr., Mason District; Elizabeth Promen and Marvin D. Miller Esq., Mount Vernon District; Linda F. Byrne and Kenneth A. Lawrence, Providence District; Lisa Adler and Michael DeLoose, Springfield District; and Cheryl-Ann Repetti and Lorenzo Vaughan, Sully District.
First Manager First Class All the Way
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Gary Roisum, of Alexandria, for serving as the first — and only — manager of Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County for nearly 30 years. Through Roisum’s vision, the facilities of the park include a visitors center with exhibits, classroom and auditorium; a half-mile boardwalk wetland trail; wildlife observation platforms; a two-mile interpretive trail system; and a hike-bike trail.
Earth Day/Arbor Day Sponsors
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the major sponsors of the 2007 Earth Day the Northern Virginia Community College, Vantria Federal Credit Union and the Clean Fairfax Council.
Advisory Committees Help Protect Water Resources
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Cub Run and Bull Run, and the Difficult Run Watershed Management Plans Advisory Committees for their commitment and dedication to improve and protect the water resources in Fairfax County.
An Essential Building Block
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 11-17 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.
Hepatitis Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 16 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.
For more news and information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.