Fort Bliss honors America’s birthday


FORT BLISS, Texas (KTSM) — Fort Bliss hosted its annual “Fourth of July Celebration: Salute to the Union” Saturday at Fort Bliss’ Memorial Circle.

Things were a little different at this year’s celebration because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There were fewer people in the crowd, and people were also spaced apart.

However, Fort Bliss officials said they must continue with celebrations to recognize its soldiers.

“We’re a little more reflective about what we think is important, what we value, and how we want to become a better nation and better citizens. I’m not casting judgment on anybody. I just think that all Americans care about having a better country, and that’s something that we thought about a lot recently,” said Major General Patrick Matlock.

Fort Bliss also held a fireworks show using high altitude fireworks this year to increase visibility throughout El Paso.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Child Crisis Center asking for suitcases

First video of border wall being built at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in SE Arizona

TWC 'reviewing' Pres. Trump's executive order as he charges states to carry portion of federal jobless benefit

EPISD school board to vote on proposed multi-million dollar bond election

College football in limbo due to COVID-19 pandemic

More Local
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link