Please come to participate or wave us on!
Let Freedom Ring
July 4th Parade in Hendersonville
Patriot Camp kids, adults and kids of all ages will be singing patriotic songs seated in three trucks - red, white, and blue - decked out for the Fourth and complete with American, North Carolina and Henderson County flags and Let Freedom Ring banners
Some of us will be walking giving out our Declaration of Independence to spectators.
Others will be seated in the truck bed clanging bells and waving American flags. We even have a Let Freedom Ring Queen!
Want to ride with us?
Meet us near Hendersonville High School at 10AM. The parade will begin at the Hendersonville Fire Department and head south down Main Street beginning around 11 a.m.
Want to help us decorate our 'floats?'
Meet us at Hendersonville High School at 8:30AM.
What to wear? Patriotic tees, red, white and blue attire. (ATP wearing We The People Shirts)
The Henderson County GOP, Henderson County Republican Women's Club, Patriot Camp, Young Republicans, and Asheville Tea Party are participating.
We are also in need of someone to take pictures on our parade route.
Let us know if you can participate!
Call Jane Cell 209 986 3845
Call Susan Frazier 828 777 7166
Come and celebrate the birth of our great nation as we renew our commitment to restore our Republic!
And, check out the other events in your community ...
4th of July events in Asheville and WNC here.
Things to do in HVL, Brevard, Transylvania, Buncombe on the July 4th here.
Fourth of July: The First Anniversary (1777)
On the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Congress adjourned for the day and dined with military officers and various dignitaries. British deserters and the Hessian band, taken at the Battle of Trenton, also joined the festivities. A naval parade with cannon fire began the day’s celebration. During the evening, candles were placed in windows, bells were rung and fireworks were set off. John Adams wrote to his daughter, “I was amazed at the universal joy and alacrity [cheerfulness] that was discovered, and at the brilliancy and splendor of every part of this joyful exhibition.”
The Pennsylvania Evening Post reported the event: “Yesterday the 4th of July, being the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city [Philadelphia] with demonstrations of joy and festivity. Aboutnoon all the armed ships and galleys in the river were drawn up before the city, dressed in the gayest manner, with the colors of the United States and streamers displayed. At one o'clock, the yards [timbers with sails attached] being properly manned, they began the celebration of the day by a discharge of thirteen cannon from each of the ships… in honor of the Thirteen United States…
After dinner a number of toasts were drank, all breathing independence, and a generous love of liberty, and commemorating the memories of those brave and worthy patriots who gallantly exposed their lives, and fell gloriously in defense of freedom and the righteous cause of their country. Each toast was followed by a discharge of artillery and small arms, and a suitable piece of music by the Hessian band…
The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated. Everything was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal.” Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 5, 1777
James Still (July 2017), RetraceOurSteps.com
“Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more.” Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 5, 1777