A “Salute to the Nation” ceremony, punctuated by the firing of one artillery round in honor of each of the nation’s 50 states, will start at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart.
A fireworks display will follow the ceremony.
Cottrell Field is bordered by Warriors Walk, which honors 3rd Infantry Division warriors who lost their lives while defending the freedom Americans celebrate July 4.
Residents of communities neighboring Fort Stewart are invited to join 3rd ID soldiers, family members and Army civilians in the “Salute to the Nation” and in viewing the fireworks. Pets, smoking, coolers, grills and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
The flags of each state and the eight American territories will be on display in front of the field’s viewing stands and bleachers.
The 3rd ID Band will play patriotic music before and during the ceremony.
A brief history of the United States and each state will be read as a Howitzer round is fired.
Hunter Army Airfield will celebrate Independence Day on July 3 with a fireworks display. Soldiers, families and members of surrounding civilian communities are welcome to attend the 9 p.m. display at Family Day Field.