Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Lee Observance
The Fort Lee community is invited to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day with an observance April 18, 11:30 a.m., in the Lee Theater. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jay Ipson, 83, a Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, will be the featured speaker. The event also will include a special slide presentation.
For further details, contact 1st Sgt. Julia J. Etheridge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, ALU Support Battalion, at 804-765-8131.
Leisure Travel Relocates to Bloom Building
Family and MWR Leisure Travel Services has moved to the Bloom Building (former DMV facility), building 3400, Battle Drive. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
A reopening celebration is set for April 17, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. The event will include cake, punch and door prizes. The LTS facilitates fun and entertaining activities for individuals and families by offering information and often discounted tickets for amusement parks, local and national attractions, vacation packages, cruises, hotel stays and more.
For additional information, call 804-765-3789.
Essay Contest Features $2,000 Scholarship Prizes
Ten military students in sixth - 12th grades have a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Rewards of Caring Essay Contest, co-sponsored by Unilever.
To enter, students with a 2.5 or higher grade-point average should submit an essay in English of 500 words or less explaining their involvement in volunteer service projects and why their community is important to them. Entries must be mailed with a postmark no later than May 2. The essays should be sent to AAFES Rewards of Caring Scholarship 2019 Spring Contest, P.O. Box 7778, Melville, NY 11775-7778.
For an entry form and other details, visit www.operationintouch.com.
VWM Schedules 100 Years of Baseball Program
The Virginia War Memorial will commemorate America’s favorite pastime with a special program titled, “Play Ball! 100 Years of Baseball in Virginia,” April 16, 6:30 p.m., at 621 South Belvidere St., Richmond. Admission is free and open to all.
Al Barnes, Virginia National Guard Command historian and author, will discuss his new book, “Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball in the Great War.” Joining Barnes will be Todd “Parney” Parnell, COO and vice president of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
For additional details, call 804-786-2060.
Registration Underway for Women Veterans Summit
Registration is open for a Women Veterans Summit set for May 16 -17 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
The free event will focus on issues and opportunities that face the more than 100,000 women military veterans living in Virginia.
To register, visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.
Easter Sunrise Service Set for April 21
Chaplain (Maj.) Nathan Witham, Army Logistics University chaplain, will be the featured speaker at Fort Lee’s Easter Sunrise Service April 21, 7-8 a.m., at Williams Stadium. The worship event is open to the public and all religious denominations are invited.
The theme of the service will be “He Lives.” Music will be provided by a 392nd Army Band brass quintet and the Fort Lee Chapel Choirs. After the service, guests are invited to a continental breakfast at the event site.
The alternate inclement weather location for the service is the Lee Theater, Mahone Avenue.