A Fairfield Fourth: Patriotic program Saturday on Town Hall Green
Published 1:43 pm, Friday, July 3, 2015
A tradition more than 120 years old continues Saturday as the town again hosts its annual Independence Day program on historic Town Hall Green.
State Sen. Tony Hwang will deliver the keynote speech.
“It’s a really nice and historic event in town,” Joe Bender, president of the Fairfield United Veterans Organization, said in a statement. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to show your patriotism for the United States of America.”
“I am honored to have been asked to speak at this Fourth of July ceremony and I look forward to delivering remarks that celebrate the importance of our veterans and Independence Day to our town, our nation and to our way of life as citizens of the United States,” Hwang said in the statement. “I hope the community will join us for the celebration and help carry on this important tradition.”
Members of the Fairfield Teen Theater will read the Declaration of Independence, wearing Colonial-era costumes.
Following the ceremony, the Eunice Dennie Chapter of the DAR will host an open house at the old Academy building on the green. Refreshments will be available.
Fairfield’s Town Green is located at the corner of Old Post and Beach roads.