Fort Knox prepares for 248th Army Birthday celebration June 14
Fort Knox is putting the final touches on its celebration of the Army’s 248th Birthday on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, to include two cake cuttings, a walk/run and a special visit from retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston. (Photo Credit: Charles Leffler, Fort Knox Visual Information) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Fort Knox is putting the final touches on its celebration of the Army’s 248th Birthday on Wednesday, June 14.

The celebration will kick off at Brooks Parade Field, starting at 6:30 a.m., with remarks from U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Fort Knox Commander Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis and former Sgt. Maj. of the Army (retired) Kenneth Preston. A 5K walk/run will follow, from at 6:30-7:30 a.m.

During this time, there will be several road closures in the vicinity of Brooks Parade Field and along portions of Old Ironsides Avenue and 1st Infantry Division Avenue.

Preston will speak in Waybur Theater from 10 to 11 a.m. about recruiting and the importance of an all-volunteer force. At 11:30, there will be an Army birthday cake cutting ceremony in the Saber & Quill Catering and Conference Center, hosted by Davis and Preston.

A second cake cutting ceremony will take place at Cantigny Dining Facility from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which is open only to Soldiers and DA civilians. The cost for the luncheon is $11.20 per person. Cash or card is accepted.