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  • 23 Fort Knox CelebratesArmy Birthday in StylePowerhouse lineup for June 18 concert.

    6 Flag DayHonor and celebrate the flag ofour great nation.

    10 Summer Reading 2016A fun-filled time of reading, learning,and growing.

    11 Wear Blue FridayThe Friday before Fathers Day kicksoff National Mens Health Week.

    12 June Calendar of Events

    14 Learn. Connect. Share.PTSD Awareness observed in June.

    16 Resiliency and theMilitary ChildThe Military Child is an exemplaryexample of resilience.

    18 Too Much Sun is no FunTips for a safe time in the sun.

    19 Events Program Guide

    FEATURES - June 2016

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    Publisher Creative inkAdvertising Ed SnyderOpportunity Knox Contributors

    Laura Sanders, Christy Jackson,Viviane Arnold, David Luttrell, Michael Steinmacher,

    Want to advertise inOpportunity Knox?

    Call Ed Snyder at (270) 945-2864 oremail: edsnyder@opportunityknoxmwr.com

    Opportunity Knox is a monthly magazine produced by the Fort Knox Family and MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons.

    The purpose of Opportunity Knox is to provide current informationabout Fort Knox Family and MWR activities and events and to shareideas that will help readers become educated about Fort Knox Family and MWR activities. Views and opinions expressed are thoseof the authors. The mention or appearance of commercial advertis-ers, commercial sponsors, and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government or the U.S. Army. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication.Activities and events are subject to change without notice.

    Fort Knox Family and MWR Marketing is located at 4248 BullionBoulevard, Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 624-3693 or log on to www.knox.armymwr.com.

    To be removed from our mailing list, please email:steven.l.dennison2.naf@mail.mil

    FORT KNOX FAMILY & MWROur Vision: The Driving Force that builds and sustains thestrength of the Total Military Family.

    Our Mission: Deliver Flexible, Innovative and Relevant Programs and Services that enable readiness and resiliency tothe Total Military Family.

    www.knox.armymwr.com

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  • By Jennifer Mulkey

    Its that time of the year again! The day we get to honor and celebratethe flag of our great nation has come!

    Did you know that the American flag was adopted on June 14th of1777 by the Second Continental Congress? Many years later in 1916,President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day.

    Although it is not a federal holiday, National Flag Day was establishedby President Harry S. Truman in August of 1949. Since 1777, many celebrations and ceremonies have been held in the honor of Old Glory.Many Soldiers and their Families have sacrificed so much for our flag to include their lives. Without the blood, sweat and tears of thesenoble people, our flag would just be another piece of fabric.

    Our flag flies for those who believed in something greater than themselves. The flag is a constant reminder of the freedoms we enjoybecause of the veterans who have served and those who continue toserve. It is their lives that give our American flag wings. One of the honors of being on a Military installation is that we have the opportunity to honor our flag and veterans daily with Reveille at 6:30 a.m. and Retreat at 5 p.m. This is a custom that the Military haspracticed since the 1800s. While the trumpet calls at these times used

    to be designated to mark the beginning and end to a work dayand still is, it is also a time when we stop what we are doing andreflect on those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.This seems to be a custom that some dont take seriously anymore. Maybe its because you dont hear the trumpets ormaybe you just dont know what to do? Either way, I think it isvery important that we model these traditions in front of ourchildren. Respect for our flag is just the beginning of respect toour country and to those who serve.

    If you are on foot during these times and not wearing the uniform, you should face the flag or the sound of the trumpets,stand at attention and place your right hand over you heart. Youshould maintain this position until the trumpet stops. If you aredriving, you should pull over, stand at attention and place yourright hand over your heart until the trumpet stops. Of course, ifyou are a Soldier in uniform, you must stop, face the flag ormusic, stand at attention and render the proper salute. This issuch a simple thing to do. So please, lets keep this traditionalive and well here on Fort Knox! Let us show respect to those

    who have earned it! In doing so, we respect ourselves and the countrywe represent.

    Ill leave you with a quote from Woodrow Wilson.

    A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, doesnot know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do, is a futile thing ifwe do not know where we came from or what we have been about.

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    By Michael Steinmacher

    Step up to the plate this summer and Read for the Win as part ofBarr Memorial Librarys annual Summer Reading program. Thereare programs and events planned throughout the summer forthe whole family; children, teens, and adults. The children andteen programs run June 4 through July 16, while the adultprogram spans May 2 through July 30. Reading logs forthe childrens and teen programs are available beginningJune 4 at the Kickoff celebration featuring the LouisvilleBats and Buddy Bat. The adult log will be available May 2in the Library and online.

    Summer Reading is a fun-filled time of reading, learning,and growing. Children 12 and younger complete the program by reading for a total of 12 hours. Each participanttracks their reading progress in the provided log. Children thatcomplete the program turn in their entry and receive a specialRead for the Win prize bag. Along with the prize bag, children areentered in a random drawing for weekly prizes and a grand prize inhis/her age group. The age category the children fall into is determinedby the age he/she is when the program begins on June 6. Weekly andgrand prizes will be awarded for ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Childrenwishing to complete subsequent logs may do so, and each completed logequaling another chance in the grand prize drawing.

    The reading program is complemented by a variety of entertaining and educational programs including Wednesday morning programs atDevers Middle School and Teen Center that feature a performance by the 2004 and 2005 Bullwhip World Champion Chris Camp, raptor rehabilitation demonstration, and magic show. Preschool Story Hour is offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and participation in those programs counttowards the childs reading total. Additionally, children ages 8-12 are

    invited to attend weekly Crafternoons on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m.with crafts that include washi tape projects, zentangle, and dream catcher creation.

    The teen program allows teens to read and participate with customizablechoices for their summer reading experience. Participants must read anysix books and participate in, or accomplish 4 other tasks. Those tasks include additional reading, participating in the weekly STEM programs,or answering the questions