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There's No Place Quite Like Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg for the 4th of July
We have a saying here in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, NC and around Pope Air Force Base.
When a piece of heavy equipment rumbles by, or the boom of artillery rattles some windows, or an A-10 "Warthog" or a C-130 fly by, we yell out over the noise, "That's the sound of freedom!"
The 4th of July is an especially important holiday for us, and we love to celebrate it. Freedom is a very real and tangible concept to us in Fayetteville. Our community is filled with people who have served their country for many years, and in many dangerous and rough places. World War II veterans, Korean War and Vietnam vets, and Panama and Gulf War veterans are now joined by a great number who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, some on their 3rd or 4th tours. Freedom isn't just a noble sounding word here; it's a commitment, and a trying one at that. It's the thing that soldiers leave their families for, that many risk their lives for, and that we all believe in, no matter what our politics are.
And we also know how to celebrate it very well! Every year, we have a 4th of July ... more
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