Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day on Monday, March 9, at the Capitol in Atlanta.
The event is being hosted by Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and organized by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The focus of the event will be to demonstrate the significance of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield to Coastal Georgia at a state level.
Leadership from Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield will be on the floor of the House of Representatives that morning, along with several local elected officials as Williams and others recognize the contributions of the 3rd ID to the state.
Maj. Gen. John M. Murray, 3rd ID commanding general, will be available via video conference with a message from the soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan.
“The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield are incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized by the people of Georgia. As ‘Georgia’s Division,’ we are thankful you’ve made this state our home for the last 75 years,” said Brig. Gen. Jim Blackburn, the Task Force Marne commander.
The first event of its kind to occur at the Capitol, Williams crafted the idea to honor the sacrifices made by the 3rd ID and also to highlight the support that Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield gets from the coastal counties surrounding the installation.
“The chamber and CVB are excited to be a part of this memorable occasion. We commend Rep. Williams for his commitment to honoring the 3rd ID and cannot wait to experience what is sure to be a significant moment in Georgia history,” chamber/CVB CEO Leah Poole said.
For more information, call the commerce at 368-4445.