Freedom Fest & Concert to Honor Veterans July 4
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 12
Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project will honor Long Beach veterans during a special ceremony on the 4th of July in conjunction with the “Freedom Fest and Concert” at Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center, according to Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.
If you are a military veteran who has served abroad defending our nation from 2002 to the present – or who has served domestically during the same time frame – you are invited to participate by sending your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, branch of service, rank, dates and places of deployment to email@example.com or via telephone at (562) 570-6932. Veterans will receive a personal invitation to attend the 4th of July event if they respond by June 20.
The Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project recently installed 14 banners in Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center honoring the 14 Long Beach men who have given their lives in service to this country while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Families and friends can sponsor a “Long Beach Hometown Hero” and donate a streetlight banner bearing their name and branch of service which will hang on Clark Avenue. For more information, go online to: www.lbhometownheroes.com or contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.
The “Freedom Fest and Concert” will begin at 5pm with a flag and military ceremony followed by a free music concert provided by “The Emperors.”
The event is open and free to the public.
Food trucks will be available on site. Rosie the Riveter Park and Interpretive Center is located at the corner of Clark Avenue and Conant Street adjacent to Fire Station 19 and the Long Beach Community College Foundation.