FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to attend Fort Lee’s 50-state cannon salute, Cruise-In Car Show and the Forth at the Fort event to celebrate Independence Day.
At noon, members of Fort Lee’s Ordnance Corps will fire 50 cannons in honor of each state in the nation. The salute will take place a Williams Stadium.
At 2 p.m., car enthusiasts will gather at the Lee Club for a Cruise-In Car Show.
Beginning at 5 p.m., Fort Lee’s Fourth at the Fort kicks off with music, food, family and fun. The celebration features contain music from the Trademark Band, Fort Lee’s own 392nd Army Pop Band and a DJ. The event also boasts the KidZone – inflatables and other games for kids. Food, beverages and merchandise will also be available.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. Postponements or cancellations due to severe weather will be announced through social media at www.facebook.com/armyfortlee or www.facebook/fortleefmwr.
Those planning to participate are reminded that personal pyrotechnics, tailgating, coolers, smoking or pets are not permitted in or around the event area. Only clear or mesh bags can be carried into the stadium and they are subject to search by security personnel. For more information, visit www.lee.armymwr.com.
Media planning to attend must contact Sarah Gauvin by 4 p.m. today for a media parking pass and coordination instructions at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.