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Verizon to allow soldiers to phone loved ones for free at Independence Day event event

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Soldiers can make free phone calls to loved ones Saturday, thanks to Verizon Wireless.

Verizon will be hosting a phone bank of at least 100 phones so that military personnel can make free phone calls and send photo messages during the annual Fort Benning Independence Day Celebration.

Soldiers can make their calls starting at 3p.m. The phone banks will be open until the fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

The event will take place at Fort Benning’s Gardner Field. The field is adjacent to York Field, which is in front of post headquarters, Building 4, on Eckel Avenue.

”Over the years we have participated in this event, soldiers have made meaningful, memorable connections using our phone bank, including hearing the first cry of a newborn child or saying goodbye to an ailing loved one. This is an important event for us and we are happy to be able to offer our services,” says Jonathan LeCompte, president of Verizon Wireless’ Georgia/Alabama Region.  

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