Mother Nature and the threat of rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of Greenwich residents who gathered at Town Hall at 9am to celebrate the historical meaning of Independence Day in our town. From Boy Scouts carrying the flags of the original 13 colonies, to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts reading excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, to the Children of the American Revolution leading the Pledge of Allegiance, to the Honor Guard of the Boys and Girls Club parading the Betsy Ross flag and dramatically raising it, Greenwich exhibited pride in its colonial heritage through the ceremonial involvement of its youth. Recognition was also given to the patriots from Greenwich who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War and in WWI.
Stefanie Kies, official Fourth of July songstress, leading the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner”
Special enthusiasm was shown by Brandon and Brian Dougherty
The above two photos are courtesy of James Parker