Join Us for the 39th Annual Community Observance
of Independence Day ~ July 4th at 10:00 am
San Pedro’s annual community observance of Independence Day will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at its traditional location at the scenic Angels Gate Park, home of the Korean Friendship Bell. The Korean Bell, one of San Pedro’s most enduring landmarks, plays a key role in the ceremonial observance.
The procession to the bell will begin at 10:00 am and there will be an unveiling of new totems at the entrance of the bell.
The ceremony will begin at 10:15 AM with presentations by local and Korean community leaders. Representing the U.S. and San Pedro will be Councilman Joe Buscaino, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, and California State Senator Isadore Hall. Representing the community bridge between our two cultures, will be the Honorable Consul General, Kim Hyun-Myung, from the Los Angeles Consulate of the Republic of Korea and Ernest Lee from the Korean Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee.
To conclude the ceremonial portion of the day, the assembled guest speakers and dignitaries will lead the audience in reciting the names of the 13 original American states, and as they read the names, the bell will be rung one time for each state.