PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Proprietary House Association will be hosting the 4th of July Celebration in Perth Amboy.
To memorialize the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the Proprietary House Association will have a short lecture and refreshments at the Royal Governor’s Mansion at 149 Kearny Avenue at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Colonial era re-enactors will lead a procession to City Hall Circle, where there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Promptly at 2 p.m., Mayor Wilda Diaz will ring a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell.
In 1950, the United States Department of the Treasury, assisted by several private companies selected Paccard Foundry in Annecy-le-Vieux, France to cast 55 full-sized replicas of the Liberty Bell. The bells were shipped as gifts to states and territories of the United States and the District of Columbia, to be displayed and rung on patriotic occasions. This was part of a savings bond drive held from May 15 to July 4, 1950, with the slogan “Save for Your Independence.”
Since Perth Amboy was the capital of East Jersey, the bell for the State of New Jersey is located in City Hall Circle in Perth Amboy. On the 4th of July, the bell is rung 13 times – one ring for each of the 13 colonies.
City offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, July 4. Collection is scheduled for the next regular pick-up date.
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