Tag Archives: Independence Day

Fort Benning to host annual Independence Celebration, June 23-24

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Soldiers, family and friends enjoy games, rides, food, music and fireworks at the Annual Independence Day Celebration, June 24, 2016 at York Field. (Photo by Patrick Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Bridgett Siter, Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation / FORT BENNING, Ga. – I would argue that the annual Independence Day Celebration on Fort Benning is the single greatest event we host each year, although Oktoberfest makes it a close call. I would also argue (and win) that the Independence Celebration, this year scheduled for June 23-24, is the best event

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Independence Celebration brings fun, fireworks to Fort Benning

The annual Independence Celebration concluded June 25 with a colorful and bright fireworks show over the skies of Fort Benning. (Photo by Patrick Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / Thousands of Soldiers, trainees, and Families gathered at York and Gardner Fields June 24-25 for Fort Benning’s annual Independence Celebration. Each year DFMWR hosts the celebration. This year marked the first time it spanned over two days. “A lot of hard work went into putting this together. I’m glad to see everyone out

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CG Message 6/29/16 – Legacy of freedom shapes America’s independence

The annual Independence Celebration concluded June 25 with a colorful and bright fireworks show over the skies of Fort Benning. (Photo by Patrick Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Eric J. Wesley, U.S. Army Commanding General / Two hundred and forty years ago our founding leaders gathered in Philadelphia to declare that America would no longer submit to rule without representation. Knowing full well this act would start a war, the Founders declared the 13 colonies a free nation; prepared to fight for the right to life, liberty

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