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Golden Knights Parachute Team Celebrates Army Anniversary

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Army’s parachute team, the Golden Knights, will put on quite a show as Redstone Arsenal celebrates the Army’s 247th birthday on Saturday.

The Golden Knights will take off above the Redstone Skybridge near Gate 9 for their precision freefall demonstration around 5:30 p.m. on June 11.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Golden Knights to our Army birthday celebration,” said Redstone Garrison Commander Col. Glenn Mellor. “This celebration has something for everyone. We hope the local community will celebrate this anniversary with us and come out to enjoy all these events.

Along with the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels, the Golden Knights are one of three Department of Defense-sanctioned air show teams.

The Army Anniversary Celebration is free and open to the public.

Activities are scheduled between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a birthday cake, music and 75 craft and food vendors for attendees to enjoy. There will also be a children’s entertainment area and a Cruise-In car show for everyone to experience.

The birthday parties will end with a fireworks display starting at 8:30 p.m.


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