As part of the 2021 Army birthday celebration, post leaders will host a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the reopening of the 31W Patton Museum gate.
As part of the 2021 Army birthday celebration, post leaders will host a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the reopening of the 31W Patton Museum gate. (Photo Credit: Kyle Hodges, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. – The greater Fort Knox community is invited to participate in the celebration of the United States Army’s 246th birthday Monday, June 14.

Various events will take place throughout the day on the installation.

A 5K run is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. at Brooks Field. Prior to the start of the run, a UH-60 Blackhawk flyover will take place, followed by remarks from the Commanding General of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox Maj. Gen. John R. Evans Jr.

Leashed pets and strollers are permitted, and a refreshment table will be set up behind the Brooks Field grandstand.

Post leaders will also host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Patton Museum at 1:15 p.m. to celebrate the reopening of the facility’s 31W entrance, which has been closed to the public since 2014. An Army birthday cake cutting ceremony will then take place in the Museum’s Abrams Auditorium at 2 p.m.

The Museum’s 31W gate will open to attendees at 1 p.m.

NOTE: After June 14, the 31W gate will serve as the sole entrance to the museum and visitors will no longer be able to access the facility from within the installation boundary.