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Clydesdales visit Fort Rucker

Budweiser’s world-famous Clydesdales visit Fort Rucker Nov. 5 for an event in The Landing parking lot from 5-7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

Budweiser’s world-famous Clydesdales visit Fort Rucker Nov. 5 for an event in The Landing parking lot from 5-7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

Published: October 30, 2014

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (October 30, 2014) --  For the first time in more than 20 years, the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will thunder through Fort Rucker’s gates Nov. 5.

Soldiers and families have the opportunity to witness the once-in-a-lifetime event in The Landing parking lot near Howze Field from 5-7 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

No one should pass up the opportunity to see these animals in person, according to Leigh Ann Dukes of the Fort Rucker Department of Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

“Three words to describe these animals: majestic, powerful and graceful,” she said. “They are the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

“For over 75 years, they’ve embodied the brand heritage, serving faithfully as ambassadors of (this icon) of American industry. From their first appearance in 1933 to their enduring presence on the American landscape, the Clydesdales are more than the symbol of (a product) – they are the living embodiment of America’s great industrial spirit.”

The hitch visiting post weighs a total of 22,000 pounds. It consists of eight horses, weighing 2,000 pounds each, and a 6,000-pound wagon.

Patrons are allowed to take pictures of the horses, but may not ride, touch or feed them.

According to Dukes, these events are designed to bring Americans together to cherish friends, family and freedom.

The Landing Zone will sell hot dogs, brats and cold beverages to patrons during the event.

There is no inclement weather plan. If it is raining, the event will be cancelled.

For more information, call 598-5311.

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