The fee tasked with offering suggestions for Military bases named after Accomplice figures or sympathizers has really helpful Fort Bragg be renamed to Fort Liberty.
In a report launched Monday by the Naming Fee, the fee really helpful Liberty “after one in every of America’s core values.”
“The Fee recommends Fort Bragg be modified to Fort Liberty after one in every of America’s core values,” the report said.
Fort Bragg is known as after Gen. Braxton Bragg, a North Carolina slave proprietor who fought for the Accomplice military throughout the Civil Warfare to uphold slavery. Fort Bragg was established in 1919, a long time after the Civil Warfare.
Along with the bottom being renamed, the fee additionally recommends all base-associated property be renamed. For instance, the fee mentioned Fort Bragg NCO Academy be renamed Fort Liberty NCO Academy.
The Naming Fee estimates it’ll value greater than $6.3 million to rename Fort Bragg.
The opposite bases that shall be renamed embody:
- Fort Benning, Ga.
- Fort Gordon, Ga.
- Fort Hood, Texas
- Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
- Fort Lee, Va.
- Fort Pickett, Va.
- Fort Polk, La.
- Fort Rucker, Ala.
The estimated value to rename all 9 bases is greater than $21 million.
The report launched on Monday was the primary of three experiences that shall be launched by the Naming Fee. The report on Monday defined the commissions methodology, candidate analysis, motive for remaining choice and value estimates for the renaming.
The second a part of the report will tackle property on the U.S. Navy Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy and the third report will tackle all U.S. Division of Protection property not coated within the first two experiences, the fee mentioned. The fee didn’t say when the opposite two experiences could be launched.
Congress is anticipated to make the ultimate naming determination by 2023.