Join us in honoring and celebrating our patriotic heroes, veterans and military at First Free Rockford’s 50th Annual Patriotic Celebration. This special program features a large choir and full orchestra performing our favorite patriotic songs. Patriotic Celebration is open to the public and is free for all guests.
Each evening, the program will feature the following events:
- A procession of patriots. The procession is open to any veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces – just show up a little early.
- A free dessert reception following the program, along with displays from local veterans’ organizations.
- A freewill offering to be collected during the program. This year’s offering will be donated entirely to three local veterans’ nonprofits: The Veterans Drop-in Center, the Oscar Mike Foundation and Brightening Veterans’ Lives (Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 984 Rockford).
Directions: First Free Rockford - 2223 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - Southeast corner of N. Mulford Rd. and Spring Creek Rd. From I-90 and E. State St.: West on E. State St. to Mulford Rd. North on Mulford Rd. to Spring Creek Rd. From the north, exit at Riverside Blvd. Go west to Mulford Rd. and turn left (south). From the south: I-39 to Bypass U.S. 20. West on Bypass 20 to Alpine Rd., north on Alpine Rd. to Spring Creek and then east on Spring Creek.