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(Rachael Riley, Fayetteville Observer) FORT BRAGG — The cost to rename Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty will be about $6.3 million, according to a report released by the national Renaming Commission on Monday.
The commission was mandated by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to identify assets, including Army installations, that commemorate the Confederacy; research costs to rename the installations; and gain community input for what the new names will be.
Fort Bragg is named after Gen. Braxton Bragg, a Confederate general associated with being a slave owner and losing battles during the Civil War.
The local post is among nine U.S. military installations slated for a name change.
In May, the commission announced that it was recommending renaming Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty… Read the rest