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Fort Bragg Centennial Celebrated

Aug 14, 2018

The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County are celebrating the Fort Bragg Centennial with exhibits and banners. Exhibits will open on Saturday, Aug. 18, as a joint effort between Fort Bragg, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum. Displays will be hosted at both museums, City Hall and the N.C. Veterans Park.

All exhibits and displays will be cross promoted and offer residents and visitors multiple locations and opportunities to take part in this historic celebration.

Banners commemorating the post’s centennial will be on display at Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation buildings, the E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, City Hall and all County Public Libraries.

“The history of Fayetteville can’t be told without Fort Bragg,” City Manager Doug Hewett said. “Fayetteville is blessed and fortunate to have nearly 60,000 service men and women and their families here, and for the past 100 years, Fort Bragg has shaped our community in many indelible ways. As such, we are so proud to be the home of the largest military base in the world and are excited to see what the next 100 years brings to Fayetteville and Cumberland County.”

“We are incredibly grateful to the military members and their families who have served our country for the last 100 years while stationed here. We are also thankful for the civilians and contractors who assist Fort Bragg in meeting its mission,” said County Manager Amy Cannon. 

The City of Fayetteville presented a proclamation celebrating Fort Bragg’s 100th anniversary to Garrison Commander Col. Kyle Reed during the City Council regular meeting on Aug. 13 and Reed will accept a similar proclamation from Cumberland County commissioners on Aug. 20.

More events are planned to celebrate the Fort Bragg Centennial and will be announced through subsequent media releases and posts on the City of Fayetteville’s Facebook and Twitter pages.