Archived News Release from 2004
For Immediate Release
Community Information Meeting Scheduled on Supporting Redwood City's ‘Adopted’ Armed Services Unit
Redwood City, CA - August 24, 2004 - The City Council of the City of Redwood City formally adopted Headquarters Company, 1/327, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at their Council meeting on Monday, August 9, 2004. In doing so, the City of Redwood City encourages all City employees, City businesses, service clubs, schools and private citizens to become involved in this effort to support our men and women in the armed services. To develop a citizens committee which will begin planning these efforts, an informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 25th at 7:00 at the Community Activities Building located at 1400 Roosevelt Avenue in Redwood City.
Once established, the committee will be working to recruit citizens who want to help show support for our service people. Examples of this support include creating needed care packages, recruiting pen pals to correspond with service members, creating opportunities for the community to videotape messages of support to our service people, and other ways of showing that we’re thinking of them. The committee may also work with youth organizations and schools to provide a catalyst for students to get involved in civic action.
The “America Supporting Americans” program was created on March 4, 1968 to provide a mechanism whereby all branches of the United States Armed Services would be “adopted” by an American city. The purpose of the adoption program is to bond American communities with the military men and women who bravely serve their country in a show of moral support with no political ties. There are currently 22 states that have adopted more than 100 active units in all branches of services.
More information on the program and how to become involved is available by contacting Tiffany Teele at (650) 400-6764 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. An online Yahoo group has also been set up to keep the community updated on the activities of the committee, located at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yellowribbonrwc.
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Tiffany Teele, Designated Liaison
Public Communications Manager