Awesome News Alert: Vice President Of The United States Joe Biden To Join In Philadelphia’s July 4th Morning Ceremonies At Independence Hall

Celebrate the start of Independence Day at Independence Hall with an appearance by none other than the Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

We already know that Philadelphia’s July 4th celebrations are some of the biggest and best in the country.

Clearly, the Vice President of the United States agrees.

Philadelphia’s already-impressive lineup of festivities on the Fourth of July just received an awesome boost from the Vice President of the United States.

Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will visit Philadelphia to participate in the opening ceremonies of Philadelphia’s Independence Day celebrations during the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, which takes place in front of Independence Hall on Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

Kicking off the entire day of July 4th events, the annual Fourth of July morning ritual starts at 10 a.m. and last for an hour, preceding the annual Philadelphia Independence Day Parade.

During the event, audiences pay tribute to the history of our great nation at Independence Hall with a patriotic and inspiring morning of music, speeches and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.

In addition to the annual celebrations, this year’s ceremony also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision.

And now, the Vice President will appear to make remarks on the day, too.

With the introduction of the Vice President to the lineup, attendees should expect additional on-site security and large crowds of onlookers. We suggest arriving considerably early to Independence Mall to secure a spot to hear remarks from the Vice President.

Truly, Philadelphia is the place to be on the 4th.

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony with Remarks from Vice President Joe Biden
When: Friday, July 4, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Steps of Independence Hall, 6th and Chestnut streets
Cost: Free
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