Renaming Fort Bragg
I really hope that the people that push to have things like this done are having a much better life now. I mean, how many people knew that Fort Bragg was named after Braxton Bragg, a former U.S. Army artillery commander and West Point graduate who later fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War?
I know that I didn’t and to be 100% honest, I really don’t care, as it has zero impact on my daily life. Recently the location that I live in, was renamed US Route 1, from Jefferson Davis Highway to Emancipation Highway. Now, I’m fine with that, I could care less as either name does not impact my day-to-day life. And even if it was, I still wouldn’t care less, but I do find it strange in a case like this, that they renamed it from a person who was in the Confederacy during the American Civil War (Former President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis) to something that is more exclusive in nature, as Emancipation means to free someone and in this case, it was to represent freeing slaves.
But this post is about Fort Bragg, erh, Fort Liberty as it is now named. I mean couldn’t we pick a more Army or Military sounding name, than Liberty? But really, I could care, they can name it Camp Unicorn for all I care about. Let’s just keep trying to erase history, cause that makes it like it never happened!
I really do hope that the person or persons who were pushing for this can sleep better tonight, knowing how much tax-payer money was wasted on this, which will cost tax-payers a whopping $8 million, according to Col. John Wilcox.