Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day, or July Fourth, U.S. holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Celebration of it began during the American Revolution. It is the most important patriotic holiday ever since. Declaration of Independence, a full and formal declaration adopted July 4, 1776, by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America announcing the separation of those colonies from Great Britain and making them into the United States. Look inside this issue for how your neighbors will celebrate and don’t miss the parades in your town.

Andrew Perry, longtime Stonington resident and former owner of Stonington Lumber and Hardware is the Stonington Historical Society’s Parade Grand Marshal. Andy invites you to come see the 4th of July parade scheduled to begin assembling in Wadawanuck Square at 9:45 a.m. Meet Andy on page 12.

Across the viaduct and Historic Mystic Bridge, Bill Jervis, Grand Marshal, will be leading Groton’s 4th of July parade, starting at 10:00 a.m. Wave to your Resident friends as we drive by in The Resident’s classic antique VW Bug Convertible. My “baby” since 1979 is waxed and ready to parade. Meet Bill on page 5.

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