Smokey Bear http://redriverradio.org en Smokey Bear birthday party is planned in Alexandria http://redriverradio.org/post/smokey-bear-birthday-party-planned-alexandria <p>The mascot for the U.S. Forest Service turns 69 years old today. Smokey Bear hasn’t retired. He’s still hard at work, educating people about the dangers of forest fires. The Kisatchie National Forest will celebrate by throwing Smokey a birthday party in Alexandria. Kisatchie’s public affairs specialist Amy Robertson says Smokey was created in 1944, during World War II, when there was a lack of manpower on the home front.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:41:55 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 31797 at http://redriverradio.org Smokey Bear birthday party is planned in Alexandria