Soldier issues new challenge after holding 2-hour salute at Fort Bragg

A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg holding a salute outside the base in nearby Fayetteville, NC. (ABC11 video_

While people all over the country spent the weekend at ceremonies and events paying tribute to members of the military — one soldier from Fort Bragg, North Carolina found his own special way to honor those who serve.

The paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne held a salute for two straight hours to pay tribute to active duty, retired, reserve and military family members.

The goal is to inspire others, as he was inspired by another member of the military.

According to ABC 11, the Ft Bragg soldier got the idea to do the 2-hour salute on Skibo Road from a retired Marine who did a similar tribute, for three hours.

(Disgrunted Vets/Facebook)
(Disgrunted Vets/Facebook)

The Memorial Day holiday has passed and the ceremonies and events have ended,  but this soldier is hoping the message of his challenge will continue to spread across the internet long after the holiday.

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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