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Editorial: Fort Benning Gateway

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EDITORIAL: After more than 20 years of planning and budgeting the new Gateway to Fort Benning is now a reality.

This magnificent tribute to the world's best army facility is a terrific addition to our community and appropriately recognizes the history of the contributions made by our country's fighting forces.

The Gateway, at a cost of 6.8 million dollars, was paid for through stimulus money, private donations and state money which makes us all co-owners of this site and we should all be proud. "Magnificent" was the word Maj. Gen. Robert Brown used to describe it, No other community in the world," Brown said, "would show their appreciation to soldiers and families as much as Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley."

The 56-acre site features, 20 fountains, 20 illuminated flagpoles and four tall columns, one of which features the Infantry's revered Follow Me soldier and another with the Trooper of the Plains sculpture representing the Armor School.

I promise you it is worth the trip see the Gateway in person, especially at night. 

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