Fort Bragg could be renamed Fort Liberty :: WRAL.com

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– Sources close to the selection process told WRAL News on Tuesday that the Fort Bragg renaming commission is proposing to rename the army post to Fort Liberty.

It is expected that at 14.00 the Names Commission will make an official announcement and answer questions. Congress will make the final decision on the name by 2023.

Fort Bragg is named after General Braxton Bragg, who served in the Confederate Army and owned a plantation where people were enslaved.

Last year, Congress voted for a mandate to rename military facilities named after Confederate figures or supporters until 2023.

Other databases to be renamed include:

  • Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • Fort Hood, Texas
  • Fort AP Hill, Virginia
  • Fort Lee, Virginia
  • Fort Pickett, Virginia
  • Fort Polk, La
  • Fort Rocker, Alabama.

The Names Commission has received more than 3,400 applications for names. Some of the names that are entered the shortlist including Dwight Eisenhower, Colin Powell and Harriet Tubman.

Eleven of these names have ties to North Carolina, including Major General Matthew B. Ridgeway and Major General James M. Gavin.

Congress will consider the list of names in October, and shortly thereafter the Mail will be renamed.

Fort Bragg could be renamed Fort Liberty :: WRAL.com

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