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Secretary of the Army coming to Lakewood

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 25, 2008 at 8:58 am with No Comments »
April 25, 2008 8:58 am

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and a host of other high mucky-mucks will be in Lakewood Friday (that’s May 2) to sign the “Army Community Covenant.”

The event will be at 2 p.m. at Lakewood’s Sharon M. McGavick Student Center at Clover Park Technical College.

A City of Lakewood press release says the local signing will be “just the second community covenant event in the nation.” Looks to us like they’ve done one in Columbus, Ga., home of Fort Benning, and New York state lawmakers in Albany did one for West Point. But we quibble; second or third or umpteenth, it’s a gesture of the civilian community’s connection to the military community at Fort Lewis.

The press release says:

“Puget Sound shares a common bond with other military communities nationwide as a home-away-from-home for Soldiers and their Families. Our dynamic community-military partnerships make us unique from other communities as our local military installations are surrounded by more than 10 municipal jurisdictions. The purpose of signing the U.S. Army Community Covenant is to formally recognize the strength of the relationship between our Soldiers, their families, and our extended communities.”

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