Fort Lee hosts Centennial celebration

FORT LEE, Va. (WRIC) — Fort Lee is celebrating 100 years of existence Monday. The Army base hosted a day of activities for its centennial celebration.

The event was called A Century of Support to the Nation.

There were a variety of special activities at the post Monday.

More than 100 soldiers ran 100 miles through Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Colonial Heights and Hopewell, commemorating the occasion.

8News spoke with Imann Fletcher, a specialist at the base.

“It’s an honor. It’s an honor to be here training at this time and to celebrate such a monumental event,” Fletcher said.

There was also a 20-minute centennial documentary at the Lee Theater for interested participants featuring information about Fort Lee’s history and contributions to the defense of our nation over the past 100 years.

Monday’s events were just the kickoff.

“As you know, we have the transporters, the quartermasters, and the ordinance so, throughout the rest of the week, they [will] showcase their different events,” Col. Adam Butler said.

Also on the agenda will be a drill competition and an awards ceremony.

“We’re all just looking forward to celebrating Fort Lee and all that Fort Lee has accomplished, and what Fort Lee represents and being in the Army, the military,” Fletcher said.

Fort Lee and community leaders will also add items to a time capsule that will be sealed for the next 100 years.

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