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Independence Day Commemoration @ National Historic Site in Westchester on Wed July 4

Independence Day will be commemorated at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, on Wed, July 4, beginning at 10:30 AM. The traditional event includes music, refreshments, speeches, reading of the Declaration of Independence and tolling of the 18th century church bell, 13 times. The keynote speaker is Hon.Coleen Duffy, State Supreme Court Justice. Tours of the historic church and cemetery follow the program. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. Parking and admission free; refreshments served.

Wed., July 4, 2012. Commemorative ceremony begins at 10:30 AM. The site is open from 9 AM to 5 P @ St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY, 914-667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa

Directions: Hutchinson River Parkway south to Exit 8, Sandford Blvd., and follow directional signs to the site. Hutchinson River Parkway North, to Exit 9, Wolfe's Lane; right at exit, and right at traffic light, onto Colonial Avenue, which quickly becomes Sandford Blvd. Proceed west on Sandford Blvd (about 3/4 mile, see N.P.S. directional sign and arrow) and make a left onto South Columbus Avenue. Proceed south on Columbus to the site, about 3/4 mile, and left into the St. Paul's driveway.