Fort Bliss to Conduct 50-Gun Salute

Fort Bliss to Conduct 50-Gun Salute
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 11:23am

FORT BLISS- Fort Bliss Soldiers will conduct a 50-gun salute to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The ceremony will take place June 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Bliss Memorial Circle.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will provide the Color Guard and the salute battery, consisting of five, 75-millimeter-pack howitzers. The "pack 75's" will fire a 50-gun salute during the ceremony and flag bearers will present the flags of the 50-United States.

The post Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, will host the Salute to the Union. Additionally, installation officials, unit commanders and local dignitaries are expected to attend. The 1st Armored Division Band will play throughout the Salute to the Union.

All area residents, veterans, veteran's organizations, military retirees, family members and general public are invited to Fort Bliss to see this patriotic, spectacular and colorful event.

This event is free and open the public.

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