Independence Day Celebration ends with a bang
July 3, 2013
FORT BENNING, Ga., (July 3, 2013) -- Thousands of Soldiers and Families gathered on York Field Saturday to join in celebrating Independence Day. Even with threats of rain and thunder, the entertainment went on.
The Independence Day celebration gives Families a chance to spend time together with plenty to do for everyone, said Jonathon Brown, a former Army captain originally from Panama.
Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Fort Benning's commanding general made an appearance before the fireworks ceremony to show his appreciation for Soldiers and their Families.
Activities at the celebration included music by The Farm and the Maneuver Center of Excellence band Weapons of Mass Destruction; bounce houses, face painting and food. The event culminated in fireworks with a performance by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band and a 50-gun salute by A Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery.