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      Fort Jackson celebrates Independence Day

      More than 10,000 soldiers going through basic training at the fort got to enjoy a little free time themselves, packing Hilton Field to take part in the music food and fireworks.

      FORT JACKSON, SC (WACH) -- Thousands drove out to Fort Jackson Thursday evening to participate in the Independence Day celebration there.

      More than 10,000 soldiers going through basic training at the fort got to enjoy a little free time themselves, packing Hilton Field to take part in the music food and fireworks.

      This year's Independence Day celebration featured music by the 282nd Army Band, a display of soldiers in period uniforms, and a fireworks display to finish off the night.

      Officials say the annual event was downsized this year due to sequestration cuts.