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Fort Bragg Sheds Confederate Name

It will now be known as Fort Liberty

Fort Bragg, the U.S. Army base in North Carolina that is among the world's largest military installations, was formally renamed Fort Liberty on Friday, part of a broader effort to rechristen bases named for Confederate officers.

Last year, a commission created by Congress recommended new names for nine bases that honored Confederate officers, after the nationwide protests following the 2020 police killing of George Floyd prompted the military to re-examine its history through the lens of race.

In a video on Friday announcing the change, the Army said the base is the only one to be named after a value, rather than a person.

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