15 July 2016
Ft. Detrick Celebrates the Nation's 240th Anniversary
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
The Nation celebrated its 240th anniversary of declaring independence from the British on July 4, and Soldiers from Fort Detrick were in the community to share the day with the residents of Frederick.

As people gathered to take part in the annual festivities at Baker Park, the U.S. Army Fort Detrick Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin D. Jordan spoke during the opening ceremony, which went on despite rainy weather.

Also in the community, Soldiers from Fort Detrick’s Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers took part in a parade at the active adult community of Crestwood Village and were greeted by the residents with cheers and applause.

“For me it was a really good day. For us to get out, march and see the respect those that came before us have, and to carry that torch now was a really great feeling,” said Sgt. William Collins, a medical laboratory technician at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the BOSS president.
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