Hometown Heroes Week

City of Havre de Grace to proclaim week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in Havre de Grace.

At the June 19, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Martin and the Havre de Grace City Council will present a proclamation to the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47, the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126, and The Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission proclaiming the week of July 1, 2017 through July 8, 2017 Hometown heroes Week in the City of Havre de Grace.

HdG American Legion Color Guard - parade

At the beginning of this year, The Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission announced Hometown heroes as the theme for the upcoming Independence Day Parade and appointed hometown hero Noble Mentzer to the position of parade Grand Marshal. VISIT HERE for a fun interview with Noble.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the theme the Independence Day Commission chose for this year’s parade,” stated Mayor William T Martin. “We would like to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to all of local active duty, reserve, and retired veterans and proclaim July 1 through July 8 Hometown heroes Week in honor of their service and courageous acts of valor.”

The Havre de Grace Hometown heroes Independence Day Celebration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m with the Weedon-Elliott VFW 8126 Hometown Heroes Breakfast held at the Havre de Grace Community Center at 100 Lagaret Lane. Tickets cost $8.00 and are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center.

The following day, Sunday July 2nd, the 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade will start at 2:00 p.m., followed by the downtown block party at 4:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., The Amish Outlaws will perform a free, ticketed live concert under the tent at Hutchins Park (tickets – available on a first-come first-serve basis have all been claimed. ) Proceeds from refreshment sales will benefit the Havre de Grace American Legion Joseph L. Davis Post 47.

The Independence Day Celebration will conclude with the Havre de Grace Fireworks display, which will start at approximately 9:15 p.m.; fireworks will be launched for the first time this year from a barge located off of Concord Point and will be visible throughout the City and along the shoreline.

The Havre de Grace City up lights will be lit red, white, and blue during Havre de Grace Hometown heroes Week.

Welcome to our beautiful city. We’re glad you joined us to celebrate our Nation’s Independence and our very own Hometown Heroes!