National Infantry Museum celebrates Fourth of July with Freedom Fest

VIDEO: National Infantry Museum celebrates Independence Day with Freedom Fest
Published: Jul. 4, 2018 at 6:18 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2018 at 11:48 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In the spirit of our nation's 242nd year of independence, people pulled out their best red, white and blue for this year's Freedom Fest at the National Infantry Museum.

It was a patriotic day of fun for the whole family to enjoy, filled with fun activities from bouncy houses, rock climbing and food vendors to live music, all to celebrate the history of the United States of America.

"Of course, all of the displays inside the museum will be open and all the activities outside too," says Brandon Gilland, Education Director at Civil War Naval Museum, also located in Columbus.

The Maneuver Center of Excellence even brought out some of their army tanks and other vehicles to explore.

Due to it being Fort Benning's centennial year, organizers say this Independence Day means even more.

"It plays a very important part in our community. When you're talking about Freedom Fest and the Fourth of July and our nation's independence. So, how could you celebrate that without celebrating the soldiers that guard our freedom and who fought for that independence," says Gilland.

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