Each year, Philadelphia hosts millions of residents and visitors for a celebration of the nation's birthday. Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), speaks in a ceremony in front of the Independence Hall the morning of July 4. USACAPOC(A) has an historical connection the City of Philadelphia dating back to 1778. General George Washington observed Philadelphia's state of ruin and asked the officers in his colonial army to restore governance, law and order to the city. A subordinate unit within USACAPOC(A), the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, recently returned from duty in the Middle East where the unit assisted in rebuilding Iraq's government. As Army Reserve soldiers, a number of the Soldiers in the 304th are also employed by the City of Philadelphia.