Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 9:30am
Fort Laramie National Historic Site will celebrate Independence Day in genuine frontier style. Old fashioned games, Native American warrior program, a 38-gun salute, an equestrian drill team, Living History demonstrations, a fiddle concert by "The Merchant Family", Junior Soldiers Drill, and flag retreat ceremony will make Fort Laramie the place to be on Independence Day. The fort invites the public to bring their friends and families, and plan to have a fun-filled day. Admission to the park on the Fourth of July - and every day - is free.
For many years, Fort Laramie NHS has been a traditional part of Independence Day activities in southeast Wyoming. As in years past, the day will be packed with events and offer something for everyone. The observance this year begins on July 4, at 9:30am with a military flag-raising ceremony and cannon-firing.
The popular Old-Time Children's Games will begin on the parade ground in front of "Old Bedlam" at 10:00am. Sack races, pole climbing, egg tossing, foot races, and more will challenge youngsters of all ages. All participants will receive a ribbon and first, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each event and age group.
At 11:00am the Wyoming Pipes and Drums Corps will perform a bagpipe program followed at noon, when a 38-gun salute will be presented at the flagpole, including the firing of the park`s 12-pound Mountain Howitzer. The bagpipe and drum corps will lead the procession.
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