USO Celebrates Independence Day throughout the Southeast U.S., Honoring Service Members and Their Families

Every year during the July 4th weekend, America celebrates its independence with fireworks, parades and barbecues.

American troops have served for more than two centuries to keep our nation free. And while we should always honor their sacrifices, it’s also important to take time to enjoy the freedoms they provide.

While we enjoy the fun-filled holiday, USO volunteers and staff ensure that our service members serving far from home who could not celebrate with their family and friends enjoy this patriotic holiday no matter where they are stationed.

Here’s a look at how the USO is celebrating the 4th of July with service members and their families throughout the U.S. Southeast this weekend:

Jacksonville, Florida

Join USO Jacksonville for a tasty hotdog, chips and a cold drink, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can enjoy these complimentary treats at the USO center aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville while supplies last.

USO Gulf Coast

USO Gulf Coast has a month-long celebration of events for service members and their families to enjoy through out July. From an Independence Day Kick Off on July 1, and other special events, there is something for everyone!

South Carolina

If you are stationed at or around Fort Jackson, S.C., you can kick off your July 4th holiday with the USO on Saturday, July 2nd for a Live concert featuring Breland, an American singer, songwriter and record producer of a hybrid of country. The concert begins at 7:30 at Fort Jackson’s Hilton Field.

Northwest Florida

You can’t celebrate the 4th of July without a tasty hamburger. For Marines and Sailors and other service members stationed at or training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, they will be able to enjoy another one of USO Northwest Florida’s famous Burger Burns July 2.

Fort Campbell

USO Fort Campbell partnered with Skydeck and Assembly Food Hall for their second annual 4th of July Firework viewing party in downtown Nashville. This was such a popular event that the complimentary tickets were sold out in the first day. However, you can register to be on the waitlist HERE

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