Continental Color Guard and the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps


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May 30, 2008

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 2.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 2, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., will make the following presentations to residents and county staff. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711. For more information on the June 2 meeting, including an agenda, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/government/board/meetings/2008.htm.

Presentation of the Colors by Continental Color Guard
The Continental Color Guard and the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will present and retire the colors at the beginning of the Board of Supervisors meeting. 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.

U.S. Army Celebrates 233rd Anniversary
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 8-14 as Army Strong Week in Fairfax County and recognize the U.S. Army for its 233rd anniversary. Established on June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of this nation. American soldiers have fought in 10 wars, from the American Revolution, through the Cold War, the Gulf War and the current War on Terrorism.

Fort Belvoir Commander to Be Honored
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Col. Brian Lauritzen, garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Alexandria, for his leadership and service to Fairfax County. Lauritzen worked with the community and its leaders to identify and mitigate the impact of Fort Belvoir’s growth and mission through the Base Realignment and Closure Board of Advisors. As Fort Belvoir’s commander, he also helped formulate the agreements necessary to complete the final link of the Fairfax County Parkway.

Lord and Lady Fairfax Honorees
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 20 residents for their outstanding commitment and service in 2008 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 for this year include Kerrie Wilson and George W. Lamb IV, At-Large; Teena Bluhm and Bruce Wallachy, Braddock District; Pamela Beck Danner and Frank B. Crandall, Dranesville District; Marilyn Silvey and B.J. Silvey, Hunter Mill District; Victoria McLeod and Rodney L. Lusk, Lee District; Nancy D. Hall and David B. Conway, Mason District; Susan F. Fremit and Frank Cohn, Mount Vernon District; Mary Ann Beall and Conrad Egan, Providence District; Tracy Allyn Betts and Rob Robertory, Springfield District; and Gabrielle Levy and Andrew S. Levy, Sully District.

Hepatitis Awareness Day
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 14 as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County. The growing incidence of hepatitis C is becoming one of society’s serious health concerns, directly affecting residents and employees of Fairfax County. Residents are urged to increase their awareness of hepatitis C and its impact on the health of our community.

Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank Project
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Reston Association, Friends of Reston, Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc. and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services for the success of the Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank Project. On Feb. 12 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the project to restore and enhance the Snakeden Branch Watershed. The project includes the stabilization of a degraded urban stream, the relocation of an existing pedestrian trail and extensive native landscaping.

Hypothermia Prevention Services Program
The Board of Supervisors will recognize New Hope Housing, Ventures in Community, Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, Reston Interfaith, Volunteers of America and FACETS for their partnership with Fairfax County in the Hypothermia Prevention Services program. During the winter of 2007-2008, more than 2,400 volunteers from 57 faith communities and numerous organizations and businesses provided shelter for approximately 600 individuals in Fairfax County.

County Staff Receive Purchasing Meritorious Award
The Board of Supervisors will recognize county staff who received a U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance Meritorious Award. Those to be honored will be cited for their commitment, contribution, advice and oversight to make their agency purchasing program the number one cooperative purchasing program for local agencies in the nation. Staff to be recognized include Cathy Muse, Lonnette Robinson, Teena Stewart and George Bright of the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management; Pat Rembold, Lee Ann Pender and Tony Crosby of Fairfax County Public Schools; and Deborah Garris of the Park Authority.

Bike to Work Day Challenge Winners
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the county agencies that met its challenge to bike to work on May 16. The Department of Family Services had the largest number of participants and the Department of Transportation had the highest percentage of participants biking to work.

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