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Community invited to join live discussion on renaming Fort Bragg

Posted September 14, 2021 8:46 a.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2021 11:34 a.m. EDT

— On Tuesday, the community can join a Facebook Live discussion to provide input on a plan to rename Fort Bragg.

At 11 a.m., Fayetteville Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Jensen will host a virtual town hall on the City of Fayetteville's Facebook page.

Fort Bragg is one of 10 military bases around the South named after Confederate leaders that will get a new name. Gen. Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg's namesake, served in the Confederate army and owned a plantation where people were enslaved.

In the coming weeks, Col. Scott Pence, Fort Bragg's garrison commander, will work with an eight-member naming commission appointed by Congress to recommend new names for Fort Bragg and the nine other military posts.

The naming commission will deliver a report to Congress next year.

Pence wants input from the Fayetteville and surrounding communities along with current and retired Fort Bragg soldiers.

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