by Pam Zubeck
There's no mystery surrounding the long-standing love affair between Colorado Springs and the military, but now it's grown to such a passionate pitch that the two will celebrate their pairing with an honest-to-goodness sealed and official bond.
In a news release, Fort Carson announces that Army brass and city officials will "sign an Army Community Covenant at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Colorado Springs City Hall."
Presiding over the ceremony will be the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, who will sign the convenant along with the happy couple, Springs Mayor Stephen G. Bach and Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division commander.
The groom is expected to wear a traditional business suit, while the other groom will no doubt look dashing in his dress uniform.
McHugh and Anderson will speak to the media following the ceremony, and before the rice is tossed, presumably.
From the release:
The purpose of the covenant is to formally recognize the many significant ties Fort Carson has with the Colorado Springs community, while promoting continued efforts to build strong community relations.
Fort Carson previously signed an Army Community Covenant with Colorado Springs in 2009. This covenant represents a renewed commitment to mutual support between the civilian community and the 4th Infantry Division.
The Community Covenant program is designed to foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.