There is nothing better than celebrating The 4th of July on post, in a very “happening” military town! I spent my first 4th of July here in Fayetteville, and was surprised at the number of things to do at the celebration on Ft. Bragg.
I volunteered for the Army’s Army during the day, passing out GI-Joe’s to the children of deployed and fallen soldiers. There were military affiliated booths all around the field, which provided helpful information and giveaway goodies for all!
You could take your picture with good ol’ Uncle Sam on stilts. Grab some burgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, pie and much more, to satisfy your fine American taste buds. Your kids could even get their face painted and jump on 4 different moon bounces!
We watched the Golden Knight’s paratroopers jump out of a plane and parachute down onto the field right before our eyes! There was also a live concert that began around 5pm and we had two famous performers sing and perform for us!
Before the big fireworks show, the field artillery fired off their cannons for our 50 wonderful states. And of course, the best part about the 4th of July is the fireworks!! This particular fireworks show really blew me away! It was one of the best shows I’ve seen, and I’m from Washington, DC where I’ve seen the Washington Monument fireworks before! The finale was amazing and was a great memory to share with my boyfriend before he deploys in August for a year.
I was extremely pleased with the entire event and can easily say, “I had a “banging” good time!
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