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Live Stream in Museum Auditorium

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Constitution Avenue steps and on US National Archives

Greetings: Allison Seymour, Fox 5 News Anchor

Presentation of Colors by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Continental Color Guard

National Anthem sung by Crystal Mosser

Performance by the 3rd Infantry "The Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps

Remarks: David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Keynote speech: Cokie Roberts, journalist and author

Dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by costumed interpreters portraying historical characters Abigail Adams, John Adams, John Dunlap. Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington

"America the Beautiful" sung by Caleb Green

Special July 4 FREE t-shirt Giveaway (until supplies are gone).

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.