Happy Birthday America!

There will be an Independence Day event on the lawn of the Law Enforcement Center from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday, July 4th. The Exchange Club has been asked to participate by displaying the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Law Enforcement Center. In addition, there will be a small parade from the Center to Broad Street turning around at 2nd Avenue and returning to the Center. The parade will include a color guard, military vehicles, classic cars, and individuals walking in groups as well as bands. Exchangites are asked to participate in the parade, either by walking or riding in some of the vehicles, as well as staying with the tomb while the parade is taking place. Exchangites are asked to wear your Exchangite shirts and contact Bill King if you plan to participate at 706-766-8451.

Later in the evening Redmond Regional Medical Center will present a Fireworks Extravaganza. There will be no formal activities this year. Ridgeferry Park is closed to cars but open to foot traffic.

The show will begin right after dark, at approximately 9:50 on the evening of July 4th. This year, the fireworks will be launched from the top of Jackson Hill allowing more people than ever to be able to enjoy the display from around town. “The 4th of July is a special time to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Although our community cannot gather together for an event in Ridge Ferry Park this year, we can still celebrate with an incredible fireworks show,” said John Quinlivan, Chief Executive Officer at Redmond Regional Medical Center. “July 4th is also a special date for Redmond as we celebrate our anniversary and 48 years of serving the residents of Rome and Floyd County and our region. Redmond is proud to be a part of this community, and we are honored to present this year’s fireworks celebration for our neighbors.”