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Fort Carson Freedom Fest and Fireworks

A two-day Freedom Fest was held at Fort Carson on July 1-2, 2017, capped off with a fireworks show.

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The 4th Infantry Division band plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" as the fireworks get started at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The 4th Infantry Division band plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" as the fireworks get started at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The 4th Infantry Division band plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" as the fireworks get started at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The 4th Infantry Division band plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" as the fireworks get started at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The 4th Infantry Division band plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" as the fireworks get started at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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WWII veteran Jim Kosta shares some caramel corn with his great-granddaughter, Amelia Zilverberg, before the fireworks at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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A living Statue of Liberty and Abraham Lincoln statue take a break at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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After getting an opportunity to hold her torch, Shawna Babb glances up at a living Statue of Liberty at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A living statue of Abraham Lincoln and the Statue of Liberty were making an appearance at the two-day festival. The weekend ended with the annual fireworks show. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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A stilted Uncle Same does a selfie with the Daniels family at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A living statue of Abraham Lincoln and the Statue of Liberty were making an appearance at the two-day festival. The weekend ended with the annual fireworks show. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Thomas Snethen shines up the engine on his vintage car at the Freedom Fest on Sunday, July 2, 2017 after taking place in a car show. Originally, the car belonged to Snethen's father. Snethen is retired military. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Rosalda Martinez shares a corn on the cob with her daughter, Carla Hernandez, at the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A living statue of Abraham Lincoln and the Statue of Liberty were making an appearance at the two-day festival. The weekend ended with the annual fireworks show. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Freedom Fest at Ft. Carson on Sunday, July 2, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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