The Celebrate Freedom Foundation will once again host the Celebrate Freedom Festival this Saturday at Fort Jackson in Columbia. The Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. Once an hour, there will be re-enactments of wars throughout American history beginning with the Revolutionary War. Ken Breivik of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation talks about the weekend’s events.
“On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. we have Celebrate Freedom, or as we like to call it, TSS Thunder, which is the annual event that we call Thunder at Fort Jackson,” he said.
“We are going to have living history re-enactments that go from the Revolutionary War all the way through Vietnam and then displays across the field that will also include all the way through modern times.”
Breivik says there will things to do for kids of all ages. “There will be a mini-obstacle course that the kids can do and for the older kids, the U.S. Army has some different simulators that they bring out,” according to Breivik.
“Traditionally, there is a climbing wall that they have out there for the older kids as well.”
Breivik says the entire event is free to the public.
“It’s absolutely free,” said Breivik. “There is no charge for admissions or parking. They do need to have a driver’s license to be able to get on the fort.”