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4th of July Concert - Come Say Thanks to a Vet

Come Say Thanks To LB Veterans
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 
5pm - 9pm 
Rosie the Riveter Park - Corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street 


Freedom Fest Schedule is as follows:




5:00 pm - Welcome - Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

5:05 pm - Presentation of Colors - Millikan Jr. ROTC Color Guard

5:10 pm - National Anthem - Erma Vernado

5:12 pm - Invocation - Bruce MacRae, Public Affairs Manager, UPS

5:15 pm - Pipe Major Scott MacDonald, LBPD - performing Amazing Grace

5:20 pm - Bruce MacRae - Introduction of Speakers and special guests

5:25 pm - Captain Roger LaFerriere, U.S. Coast Guard

Speaker Topic: Pioneering service of African American and minority service members who serve in the Armed Forces

5:40 pm - Introduction to Congressional Gold Medal honorees: Montford Point Marines, First Sergeant William McDowell, and First Sergeant Mitchell Key, and Navy Corpsmen, Robert S. Hammond

5:45 pm - Reading of names of 14 Long Beach Hometown Heroes who died in Iraq or Afghanistan

- Lt. Col. Angel Ortiz, U.S. Army National Guard

5:55 pm - Taps performed by Lee Seltzer, Rock for Vets

6:00 pm - Speaker: U.S. Naval Commander Stephen M. Ruggiero

Speaker Topic:

6:15 pm - Concluding Remarks - Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

6:25 pm - God Bless America - Erma Vernado



6:30 pm Live Concert by The Emperors (Popular group of Long Beach)

8:30 pm Event ends




Come Honor And Say Thank You To The Long Beach Military Veterans Who Have Served In The Armed Forces During The Iraq And Afghanistan Wars
Enjoy Food, Live Music and a Special Ceremony!
Food trucks on site:
Red Robin YUMMMMobile 
Don Chow Tacos 
Tango Mango Ice