The annul Fourth of July celebration in Ste. Genevieve Monday included the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Ron Rayfield, the singing of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” by Lilly Adams, a welcome by Mayor Paul Hassler and local historian Bob Mueller’s history of local Independence Day celebrations. There were also fired salutes by the Milice de Ste and VFW Honor Guard, the playing of “Taps,” and more.
The holiday also included fireworks displays at Pere Marquette Park and the Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, last Saturday night.
Historic Kaskaskia, Ill. also celebrated the fourth with its 52nd annual patriotic celebration.