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Stand Up For America Day: April 29, 2017 10am to Midnight, Cantyre Street at Barnsley Road, Port Wentworth, Ga.

  • Foto por Rosie Bullock

The United States was embroiled in a controversial war in Vietnam in the '60s and '70s. This controversy unfortunately manifested itself in civil unrest, divisiveness, and anti-American protests in cities and on college campuses across the country.
The most poignant and damaging of these acts was the poor treatment of returning soldiers. Those unpatriotic acts and atrocities committed against the American soldier prompted former Mayor P.B. Edwards Jr., a decorated veteran of World War II, to establish this day to recognize America and particularly the American soldier -- hence was born "Stand Up for America Day" in 1971.
This year’s line-up will include a fishing tournament, parade, music, arts & crafts, FREE kiddie rides, street dance, and fireworks show, but also the addition of a Golf Cart Raffle, Toy Giveaway and Two Stages with live entertainment.
So join us for this home grown celebration of our American heritage as we salute our soldiers and veterans for their contributions to our nation!
Vendors are welcome to participate. Whether you have been with us for years or have been considering joining us for a while we hope that you will apply to be part of this fun-filled day. If you have any questions or concerns please call 912.964.4379 or send an email to sscarboro@cityofportwentworth.com.

Issue Month: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017