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380-3431 www.fortirwinfmwr.com Arts & Crafts Classes For July 2011 Office Hours : Tues – Sat 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Closed Sundays, Mondays, & Holidays 760-380-3431.

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1 Arts & Crafts Classes For July 2011 Office Hours : Tues – Sat 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Closed Sundays, Mondays, & Holidays American Flag Painting Contest Categories: Ages 3-5 years Ages 6-8 years Ages 9-12 years Ages years No Cost To Enter All Entries Must be Turned In to Bldg 976 by 15 July All Entries Will Be Displayed After Contest Winner Will Receive Their Entry Framed And Ready To Hang On The Wall. For More Information Call Arts & Crafts July – 31 August Submit Your Favorite Summer Photo for The Great American Summer Photo Contest So Look through those Beach and Mountain Photos Or even Just playing in a back yard Pool Photos Divisions: Military Life – People – Place – Object – Experimental 1 July Red, White and Blue Wall Hanger Time: 11:00 - 3:00 PM Cost: $15.00 per person All Materials Included….Just Sign Up and Have Fun!

2 July Bird seed Biscuit Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00pm Cost: $5.00 All materials Included July 08 Pouring Class For MOM Time: 11:00 AM Cost: $5.50 per person All Materials Included 13 July Clay Fun Come in any time from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Only $3.50 Per Person 17 July Nautical Wreath Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cost: $10.00 Per Person All Materials Included 20 July Kids Summer Fun Class MAKE AN INCH WORM $3.50 per person All Materials Included 23 July Japanese Or Celtic Wall Hanging Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cost $10.00 Per Person All Materials Included July 27 Kids Summer Fun Class Lava Glow Globe Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: $4.00 All Materials Included 31 July NEW MOMS Handprint Class Time: 11:00 -13:00 Cost: $7.50 ea All Materials Included

3 Little-Known, Fascinating Flag Facts 1. Although many have speculated, we do not know why the American flag contains stars and stripes, nor why the colors red, white and blue were chosen. 2. There is no historical evidence that Betsy Ross made the first American flagnor that she helped design it. The preponderance of historical evidence points to the fact that Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey, designed the Stars and Stripes. 3. The American public did not learn the Betsy Ross story until 1870, when her grandson, William Canby, held a press conference in Philadelphia to report that his research, based on family stories, showed that his grandmother made the flag at the behest of George Washington. 4. The Stars and Stripes was not flown by Washingtons forces in the Revolutionary War. The flag most widely used by his forces was the Continental Colors, which had thirteen red and white stripes and the Union Jack in the canton. After-the-fact paintings such as Washington Crossing the Delaware that depict the Stars and Stripes in the war are inaccurate. 5. U.S. Navy hero John Paul Jones has three flag firsts. As senior lieutenant on the Alfred in December 1775, he was the first person to unfurl the Continental Colors on a naval vessel. On February 14,1778, Jones arranged for his ship, the Ranger, to exchange salutes with a French Admiral in Quiberon Bay, marking the first time a foreign nation saluted the American flag. On April 24, 1778, Jones and the Ranger captured the British sloop Drake off the English coastthe first victory at sea for a U.S. Navy ship flying the American flag. 6. Martin Van Buren was the first U.S. President to be born as an American citizen under the Stars and Stripes. Van Buren, our 8th president was born in 1782 in Kinderhook, New York. Andrew Jackson, his predecessor, was born in 1767, ten years before Congress ad 7. The Star-Spangled Banner, which Key wrote in 1815, did not become the National Anthem until 1931.opted the first Flag Resolution on June 14, Francis Scott Key witnessed the Battle of Baltimore from a ship in the harbor after negotiating the release of an American prisoner of war, Dr. William Beanes, taken by the British in the Battle of Bladensburg several weeks earlier. 9.The first African-American recipient of the Medal of Honor, William Carney, was honored for his actions with the Massachusetts 45th Regiment at the Battle of Ft. Wagner in South Carolina when Carney, severely wounded, picked up the American flag of his units slain flag bearer and led the troops in the assaultthe battle is portrayed in the movie, Glory. Block Leave Hours July 2-July 4 th CLOSED July 5 th – July 8 10am – 5 pm July 9-July 11 th CLOSED July 12 th –July 15 10am – 5 pm July 16 th -17 th CLOSED


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