July 4th 2009 American Independence Day Celebration | 4th of July 2009 Fireworks and Events

Coming this 4th of July, America will celebrate its annual independence day.  The 4th of July is one of the most-anticipated holidays of the summer, with food, parades, and of course, fireworks! Millions of Americans worldwide  once again will feast and spend some time with their families to commemorate this significant event.

Below is the 2009 Independence Day Celebration Schedule at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Greenway Stage
1 & 3 p.m. Hill City Slickers
10:00 p.m. Hill City Slickers

Amphitheater Stage
1:00 p.m. Retro Bill, DARE Safety Buddy
1:45 p.m. Junior Ranger Swearing in Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Jasmine Pickner, People’s Hoop Dance
3:00 p.m. Retro Bill, DARE Safety Buddy
4:20 p.m. Presentation of Colors, Ellsworth Air Force Honor Guard
4:25 p.m. Robert Moore, National Anthem
4:30 p.m. F-16 Flyover, South Dakota Air National Guard
4:30 p.m. The Mitguards
6:15 p.m. Junior Ranger Swearing in Ceremony
6:30 p.m. Welcome by Superintendent Gerard Baker and Mount Rushmore Society President Gene Lebrun
6:45 p.m. Introduction of Navajo Code Talkers & Tokala Color Guard
6:55 p.m. Robert Moore, Lakota Flag Song & National Anthem
7:00 p.m. B-1 Flyover, Ellsworth Air Force Base
7:05 p.m. Flag Folding Ceremony, Ellsworth Air Force Base
7:05 p.m. Flag presentation to honored veterans
7:30 p.m. Brass in Blue, USAF Heartland Band Brass Ensemble
8:45 p.m. Superintendent Baker introduces special guests
9:00 p.m. Superintendent Baker introduces Col. Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, EAFB, SD
9:05 p.m. Col. Jeffrey B. Taliaferro introduces B-1 Flyover
9:10 p.m. B-1 Flyover, Ellsworth Air Force Base
9:16 p.m. Robert Moore, Battle Hymn of the Republic
9:20 p.m. Fireworks Display

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Amphitheater Stage
7:30 p.m. Brass in Blue, USAF Heartland Band Brass Ensemble
9:00 p.m. Evening Program and Lighting Ceremony

More 4th of July 2009 firework celebrations, events and parades coming.

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