REMINDER Salute to the Union
In commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of
Independence, Team Bliss Officials and Fort Bliss Soldiers, will conduct a
50-gun Salute to the Union Ceremony at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The
event will take place at 1st Armored Division Parade Field in front of
The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, will provide the Color
Guard. The 212th Fires Brigade, will provide the salute battery, consisting
of five, 75-millimeter-pack howitzers. The “pack 75’s” will fire a 50-gun
salute during the ceremony and flag bearers will present the flags of the
The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Sean
MacFarland, will host the Salute to the Union. Additionally, installation
officials, unit commanders and local dignitaries are expected to attend.
The 1st Armored Division Band will play throughout the Salute to the Union.
All area residents, veterans, veteran’s organizations, military retirees,
family members and general public are invited to Fort Bliss to see this
patriotic, spectacular and colorful event. This event is FREE and open the