Largest Human Ribbon-world record set
in Fort Knox
FORT KNOX, KY, USA -- More than 2,200 people gathered
in tightly as the early morning chill left the air, and with
some effort, worked together and set the world record for
Human Ribbon (largest human formation of a yellow
Photo: Active duty soldiers
partnered with Vietnam veterans, military families, community
members and busloads of children fresh from school to create
Human Ribbon. (enlarge
Col. Rick Schwartz, garrison commander of
Knox, joked with the crowd that it was harder to herd
the group than it was to herd cats.
Those constructing the ribbon were sheathed in
yellow shirts, while soldiers stood outside the ribbon, forming
a camouflage outline.
Knox Family Morale, Recreation and Welfare, organized
Knox’s tally far outpaces the 1,358 people who gathered
in May at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany to take the
record from then record holders Marine Corps Air Station in
Anna Hoop, a spokeswoman for Army Community
Service, said she was amazed by the turnout with only seven
weeks of preparation time.
Hoop helped coordinate the event after the
idea was presented to her supervisor to attempt the record-breaking
feat. Once word reached around the post, the idea went into
the planning stages. Hoop said everyone presented with the
idea was in full support of it.
As she surveyed the scene, Hoop said the turnout
was evidence of a sincere love for America’s soldiers.
“I see a lot of heart,” she said. In addition
to breaking the record, Hoop said earlier this week that the
ribbon ceremony was a tribute to the Month of the Military
Family, recognizing the sacrifices and the hard work invested
by military families.
Friday, November 7, 2008
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