Monday, July 5, 2010

A Week of Red White & Blue #3

Pedro Patriots
Every year for the last 25 years Patriots Vince and Dee Villa host a 4th of July party honoring country and flag. The early morning Independence Day celebration in is held in front of their home at 1153 W. 18th St., San Pedro.

Flag raising is at 8 AM with a continental breakfast and beverages including Bloody Marys served afterward. Hope to see you there next year!

"On July 4, 1776, fifty-six dedicated patriots resolved to risk everything in the hope of a new beginning. Elected to represent colonists from across the thirteen British colonies on the American continent, they decided to embark upon a grand experiment, to form a self-governing democratic republic.

They were risking their lives. Had they failed, they would have been hanged as traitors, their lands confiscated by the Crown, their fortunes forfeited, and their families left disgraced and destitute.

Yet they succeeded, and the freest, safest, and prosperous nation in the world was born."
by Ken Blackwell


  1. Interesting and new to me.... I thought you just celebrated one day, but know I understand that all these decorations are up for the hole weeK.
    I also understand WHY it is such a BIG DAY!- Congratulations!!

  2. What a great way to celebrate the 4th and get the neighborhood together. So glad you captured these.


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