Faces of Independence Day at Greenwich Town Hall

Independence Day

The Williamson sisters with their dog Rosie at the Fourth of July ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall. Credit: Leslie Yager

Independence Day

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The weather cooperated on Saturday morning at the Fourth of July Ceremony outside Greenwich Town Hall. The event is the work of the Independence Day Association of Greenwich, and this year, the 375th anniversary of our Town gave the ceremony extra significance.

Hundreds turned out for the event which was highlighted by performances of the Sound Beach Community Band, conducted by Zach Kampler.

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Good Citizen award recipient, Armaan Malhotra and his mother Shahnaz, father Ajay and older brother Aditya. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The Heaveys congratulate Armaan Malhotra on his Good Citizen award at the Fourth of July ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Several Greenwich students received Good Citizen Awards, including rising Western Middle School 6th grader Armaan Malhotra who was a member of the student council at New Lebanon School from 3rd grade through 5th grade. Armaan explained that his student council experience brought him to the world of community service. Among his projects were working with UNICEF and Skyping with children in Bosnia, where, something of a modern day pen-pal scenario, the students shared culture and friendship. Armaan said that through fundraisers such as bake sales students at New Lebanon were able to raise funds for CHAMPS which trains mine detecting dogs.

Armaan’s mom Shahnaz Malhotra said she had no idea her son was running for student council until after he won, despite the effort having required making campaign posters and presenting a speech in front of the whole school.

Thank you to the Independence Day Association of Greenwich – co-chairmen Bea Crumbine and Janet Giusti, Master of Ceremonies Christopher Hughes – for organizing the Fourth of July Ceremony on July 4 at Greenwich Town Hall. The committee included Sally Bretschger, Rick Brooks, State Rep Fred Camillo, Dorothy Darlington, Irene Dietrich, Boo Federman, Dawn Federman, Mary Elizabeth FitzRoy, Rachel Franco, Serge Gabriel, Michael Galatioto, Anne and Tom Gorin, Anna Greco, Craig Jones, Zach Kampler, Stefanie Kies, Jenny Larkin, Selectman Drew Marzullo, Wynn McDaniel, Jack Moffly, Linda Moshier, Frederick Nagle, Kevin O’Shea, Erf Porter, Mrs. Malcolm Pray, Jessica Reid, Kim Harke Sushon, First Selectman Peter Tesei, Selectman John Toner, Steve Warzoha and Louise Williamson.

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Armaan Malhotra receives his Good Citizen Award at Greenwich Town Hall. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Boy Scouts hand out flags

The Boy Scouts handed out American Flags before the ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Stefanie Kies

Stefanie Kies led the crowd in singing the National Anthem. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Current and past members of the Armed Forces stood during the playing of “This is my Country” by Al Jacobs. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Carter and Peter Hughes read a poem about the American Flag.Their father, Christopher Hughes served as Master of Ceremonies. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

First Selectman Peter Tesei delivered remarks at the Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

TJ Fahey receives his Good Citizen Awards at the Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Zach Kampler, Music Director with the Sound Beach Community Band at the Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Good Citizen Award recipient at the Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

    Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fourth of July Ceremony at Greenwich Town Hall, July 4, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Good Citizen Awards presented at the Fourth of July Ceremony on July 4 at Greenwich Town Hall. Credit: Leslie Yager

 


 

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