JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Members of Camp Lejeune Fire Services and Jacksonville Fire Services practiced the creation of a fire ladder archway Wednesday.
They were preparing for the 75th anniversary of the 2nd Marine Division parade on Saturday.
A ladder truck from each service will form the arch and an American flag will also be hung to symbolize the unity between the two services who serve the military community of Jacksonville.
“The city supports the base and the base supports the city a lot so it’s very important we both come together as a group and honor the tradition this weekend,” said Jerry Hardison, the Fire Operations Chief for the City of Jacksonville.
The parade will be held Saturday morning starting at 10.
It will feature nearly five thousand Marine Corps troops marching through the streets of downtown Jacksonville.