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July 4th, 2017 - Celebrating Our Independence

Congress declared the Fourth of July a federal holiday in 1870 as a day to celebrate the independence of the United States of America. The holiday is traditionally marked by fireworks, parades, and other outdoors celebrations across the country, the biggest being the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York City. Many politicians and public figures make public speeches honoring the country's history and heritage.

Here in the Upper Valley, local towns and cities, such as Hanover, Lebanon, and Woodstock all have multiple events to celebrate this federal holiday.

The Hanover Improvement Society will be hosting Hanover's 24th Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration beginning with a parade at 10am from Harvey Lane to the Dartmouth Green followed by the pledge of allegiance and public performance of the National Anthem. 

For more information visit: http://www.hanoverrec.com/forms/4453_poster_16.pdf

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