Camp Greene Centennial Celebration held July 15, 2017, Charlotte, NC

Members of the Carolinas Chapter celebrated at the Camp Greene Centennial event in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, July 15, 2017. They were joined by LTC Ryan Cutchin and LTC Perry Bennett from the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

(Below) The colors of the 3ID, 4ID and 41ID’s, the three Divisions formed at the camp in 1917, were parade marched down Monument Street from the historic Dowd House which served as headquarters of the Camp, to the monument built in 1926 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to honor all who served at the Camp.

A bugler and flag raising marked the event, followed by the plaque dedication, tours of the Dowd House, food vendors, and World War I reenactors and memorabilia. The growing neighborhood just west of uptown celebrated the little-known chapter that helped shape Charlotte. The U.S. Army WWI Camp that opened in 1917 on the site, eventually mustered 40,000 soldiers drilling, firing their weapons and preparing to ship to Europe.

A gala dinner was held Saturday evening to honor the 3rd, 4th and 41st ID's. LTG Michael Tucker was the guest speaker at the event.

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Historic Dowd House, 2216 Monument Street, Charlotte,   NC   28208

Built in 1879, this home became the headquarters of Camp Greene in 1917. Visits may be scheduled by reservation only. The house is open on the 3rd day of each month.