FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to attend the Fort Lee Butterfly Release – an annual celebration and remembrance event to honor fallen service members – at the Memorial Garden here May 24.

                WHAT: Butterfly Release

                WHEN:   10 a.m., Thursday, May 24

                WHERE:  Army Community Service Memorial Garden

Hosted by Fort Lee’s Survivor Outreach Program, installation leaders will join Gold Star Families and supporters at the event where they will release butterflies in honor of their fallen loved ones.

Media planning to attend must contact Sarah Gauvin by 9 a.m. Thursday to coordinate an escort to the event at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273 or

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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.