Marines cancel Camp Lejeune's July 4th fireworks - WNCT

Marines cancel Camp Lejeune's July 4th fireworks

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -

The July 4 fireworks show at Camp Lejeune is the latest victim of the federal budget cuts.
    
The Marine Corps said Tuesday that the fireworks celebration has been canceled because of the cuts known as sequestration.
    
Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry said supporting the Marines, those who have been wounded and families are the top priorities. Gorry says canceling the event will allow the base to use resources for other financial challenges.
    
The base is working on other free events that could include golf, bowling, skeet shooting, archery or free movies at the base theater.

The Marines did say how much the fireworks would have cost in a news release.

Earlier, the U.S. military canceled the Wings of Wayne Air Show in Goldsboro that had been scheduled for May 18-19 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

In April, Fort Bragg canceled its popular July Fourth celebration, which can draw 50,000 people.

 

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