Fort Jackson will celebrate its annual Torchlight Tattoo July 3 at Hilton Field. The Independence Day celebration will feature a concert by the 282nd Army Aca,!A"VictoryAca,!A? Band, beginning at 8 p.m. The Salute to the Nation ceremony is scheduled to start at 9 p.m., followed by a 30-minute fireworks display.

Parking areas will open at 3:30 p.m. Concession stands and a childrenAca,!a,,cs play areas are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. Gary Taylor, special events coordinator for Family and
Morale, Welfare and Recreation, said the Salute to Nation ceremony, in which each state is represented by a Soldier bearing that stateAca,!a,,cs flag, and the fireworks display are always crowd pleasers.

Aca,!A"I think itAca,!a,,cs the best fireworks show in South Carolina,Aca,!A? he said.

Vehicles that are not registered with DoD can enter the post through Gates 2, 4 or 5. Gate 1 is open for DoD-decal vehicles only. Traffic control points will be set up throughout the installation to ease the traffic flow.