Fort Lee Independence Celebration
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A large group of advanced individual training Soldiers enjoy the music and celebratory atmosphere of Fort Lee’s Independence Day celebration Saturday at Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID cardholders attended the holiday weekend event. Limited attendance allowed military leaders here to include the AIT population, which has been restricted to post since last year when COVID-19 safeguards were put in place to protect their health and welfare. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomes the crowd to the Saturday’s Independence Day celebration at Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID cardholders – including service members, their families and others – attended the holiday weekend event. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fireworks decorate the skies above Fort Lee during the final moments of Saturday’s Independence Day celebration at Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID card holders attended the holiday event. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A mom and her daughter dances during Fort Lee’s Independence Day celebration Saturday at Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID cardholders attended the holiday weekend event. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A father keeps an eye on his daughter as she checks out the happenings at Fort Lee’s Independence Day celebration Saturday in Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID cardholders attended the holiday weekend event. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Advanced individual training Soldiers compete in a friendly game of cornhole during Fort Lee’s Independence Day celebration Saturday at Williams Stadium. An estimated 8,000 DOD ID cardholders, including family members and government civilians, attended the holiday weekend event. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Lee Independence Day Celebration
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An advanced individual training Soldier receives a tropical drink from a vendor during Fort Lee’s Independence Day celebration Saturday at Williams Stadium. The food truck scene at the festivities was greatly appreciated by attendees who patiently waited in long lines to get their fill of funnel cakes, pizzas, barbecue sandwiches and much more. (U.S. Army photo by Jefferson Wolfe) (Photo Credit: Jefferson Wolfe, Deputy Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEE, Va. – About 8,000 community members attended the Independence Day celebration here Saturday at Williams Stadium.

The event featured games, food vendors from around the area, deejay music and remarks from Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general. As the evening grew dark and the time for the July 4 holiday’s traditional fireworks show got closer, many people standing around the crowded stadium track and infield were dancing to popular songs.

The attendance estimate came from the Fort Lee Provost Marshal Office, noted Megan Green, marketing manager for the Family and MWR Directorate here. Police, firefighters and EMTs were on hand for the event, serving not only in their roles as first responders but also talking to people in the crowd and demonstrating their equipment and vehicles.

The celebration was originally scheduled for Friday night, but bad weather caused leadership to push the event ahead a day. This year’s celebration was restricted to DOD ID cardholders only, which allowed attendance by military students in training at the Sustainment Center of Excellence.