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(Daily Caller) The names of Army bases and buildings honoring Confederate officers will officially be scrubbed, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Thursday.
Austin’s decision follows an analysis released in September from the Naming Commission, whose purpose it was to identify name replacements that “inspire,” Austin’s memo stated.
“The names of these installations and facilities should inspire all those who call them home, fully reflect the history and the values of the United States, and commemorate the best of the republic that we are all sworn to protect,” Austin wrote.
In concurrence with the Naming Commission’s recommendations, nine Army bases will take on new names following a mandatory 90-day waiting period, military.com reported. Fort Bragg, home to the Army’s 82ndAirborne Division, will become Fort Liberty for the “American value of liberty,” according to the Naming Commission’s recommendation. Georgia’s Fort Benning will be become Fort Moore, in honor of famed cavalry officer Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and wife Julia, the outlet noted…
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