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Fort Gordon celebrates July 4 a day early

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FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) -

Daniel Estrada, a United States Marine, just moved to Fort Gordon after completing military occupational specialty school.

"I joined the Marines, at first, for the duty of my country, but after you enlist and you're in, you realize the brotherhood and closeness that is the Marine Core," said Estrada.

But on Wednesday, Estrada and his Marine brothers were having fun at Fort Gordon's annual July 4th celebration.

"When I get to see all these lights and carnival rides, it reminds you of home," Estrada said.
 
Despite the rain many came out for the carnival and fireworks.

Organizers said the event was held the day before July 4, so the Fort Gordon family can enjoy the holiday off.


"Our service members and everyone gets to take the day off on the fourth instead of putting this on," James Green, the Director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Gordon.

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