Turning a Spade of Dirt

Monday, January 04, 2010

Site of future home of MPHC to see construction activity in 2009

This summer the 4th Infantry Division returns from Ft. Hood, Texas to the Mountain Post after a fourteen year absence. The 4th Infantry Division has a storied history and legacy. Just as capturing the entire history of the Mountain Post from 1942 to present day is important, so is the preservation of the legacy of the 4th ID. Relocation of the 4th ID brings with it up to $750,000 in approved monies to construct a 5,000 square foot facility to display and store some of the Division’s valuable artifacts and pieces of history.

MPHC leaders recently met with the interim command of the 4th ID to discuss combining our efforts to ultimately complete a 30,000 square foot Historical Center, reflecting the entire history of the Mountain Post. Since moving their heritage from Ft. Hood to Ft. Carson and having a place to put it is a high priority, don’t be surprised to see dirt being moved and construction taking place in close proximity to the existing MPHC site prior to the end of 2009.

When a construction schedule is announced, expect supporters of the Mountain Post Historical Center to be invited to participate in “turning the first spade of dirt” in the first step toward completion of the Mountain Post Historical Center.

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Please join me in supporting this great project. Your contributions to the Mountain Post Historical Center are an enduring commitment that recognizes and pays tribute to our Soldiers and their families for the service and sacrifices they have made for our Army and our Nation - past, present, and future.

~LTG (Retired) Edward Soriano.

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