WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump today rejected calls from the left to rename some of America’s most prominent military bases. Trump said he will not even consider the notion of renaming them. Some of those bases were named after prominent confederate army generals. Trump said although those bases bear those names, those bases are now a part of American history that cannot be rewritten and hundreds of thousands of America’s greatest heroes trained at those bases that helped America win both world wars.
“It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!
When the U.S. military bases were named in 1917 to honor America’s past warriors, the War Department decided all bases in the north would be named after northern serving commanders and in the south, all bases would be named after generals with a southern heritage. All bases were named after generals who served in the U.S. Army prior to serving the Confederate States. Some such as General Braxton Bragg, who North Carolina’s Fort Bragg was named after served honorably for the United States in the Mexican-American War.
Photo:Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 41st Engineers building a bridge, Photo by Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer