Jun26

4th of July Patriotic Ceremony

by David Zunker Categories // Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, History & Heritage, Misc

4th of July Patriotic Ceremony

 

After the 4th of July Parade, head over to our Patriotic Ceremony at noon for a warm welcome as we honor our veterans and unveil our newest Dahlonega Stories Plaque! 

 


 

Welcome From Mayor Sam Norton

 

We'll be kicking the event off in high spirits as the LCHS Junior ROTC presents the colors and Mayor Norton leads the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance! Mayor Norton will speak about our many veterans participating in this year's parade, including our Grand Marshall, Colonel Jesse L. Johnson.

 

 pledge flag

 

Unveiling of Dahlonega Stories Plaque 

 

The ceremony will also mark the unveiling of the latest Dahlonega Stories Plaque, which will be located along northern side of the Dahlonega-Lumpkin Visitor's Center. This plaque commemorates the site where one of Dahlonega's hand pumps operated until the installation of municipal water lines in the 1920s. These pumps provided drinking water to the downtown square as well as water for extinguishing fires, which  periodically afflicted the area. A hand pump that is identical to the two pumps that were once in downtown Dahlonega has been installed in the center of the island on East Main Street. 

 

To download the Dahlonega Stories Walking Tour guide, visit www.dahlonegadda.org

 

chamber of commerce

 

Performance from North Georgia Pipes and Drums 

 

The ceremony will conclude with a rousing performance from the North Georgia Pipes and Drums, who will also be featured in the 4th of July Parade.  

 north georgia pipes and drums

 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

About the Author

Rachel Steinberg

Rachel Steinberg

Rachel is a senior at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta Georgia, where she is completing her degree in Women's Studies with minors in Business Management, English, and Global Learning. Rachel grew up in Dahlonega, Georgia and is thrilled to be back for the summer as an intern here at the Chamber & Visitors' Bureau. If you see Rachel out and about, be sure to say hello!

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