Fort Phoenix July 4th Ceremony

Fourth
Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony
and Cannon Salute
Wednesday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven

At the conclusion of the Car Cruise and Parade (scheduled for 9 a.m.), this patriotic program will be held at historical Fort Phoenix to celebrate the founding of our nation.

The ceremony will feature a brief history of Fort Phoenix presented by Tourism Director Chris Richard. There will then be a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Daniel Freitas, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. Next, Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus” will be read by Jordan Richard, FHS Class of 2018.

As the flag is raised, the National Anthem will be sung by FHS Class of 2018 graduate Julie Dextraze.

Following the flag raising, the fort’s five 24-pound Seacoast Defense cannons will be fired over the harbor by the Fairhaven Village Militia.

Sponsored by the Town of Fairhaven and the Fairhaven Village Militia. Free. Handicap parking available. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email [email protected]

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