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ANAHEIM HONORS MILITARY WITH RED SHIRT FRIDAYS
Beginning tomorrow, Anaheim residents are encouraged to wear red shirt in support of active military members
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 10, 2013) Red Shirt Fridays in Anaheim officially begins tomorrow, Oct. 11, and residents are encouraged to show support for military members by wearing red shirts on Fridays throughout the year. Long-sleeved, short-sleeved, collared, t-shirts, stripes or solids, don your red shirts and together we can show our support and say thank you for those who currently serve. Visitors to Anaheim City Hall and other City facilities can also observe City employees supporting Red Shirt Fridays.
A Red Shirt Fridays proclamation was officially issued at this past Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Red Shirt Fridays was initially introduced by Mayor Pro Team Gail Eastman and Council Member Lucille Kring. Their Council colleagues, Mayor Tom Tait and Council Members Kris Murray and Jordan Brandman heartily join in this patriotic effort.
Red Shirt Friday is a small but growing grassroots effort in the United States to honor service members in the Armed Forces who are actively deployed overseas. Red Shirt Friday has been adopted by local governments, community groups and private businesses across the nation.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.