Independence Day Celebration


Independence Day Celebration!

Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Veteran Samuel Grumman

“Let Freedom Ring!” National Bell Ringing Ceremony

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Admission is free and open to the public

At 1:30, join the Norwalk Historical Society for a wreath laying ceremony honoring Samuel Grumman, Revolutionary War Veteran, in the Mill Hill Historic Park Graveyard at his newly restored grave marker. Local historians, Madeleine and Ed Eckert, will speak about Grumman’s contributions to Norwalk before, during and after the American Revolution. Samuel Grumman is honored as Veteran of the Month of July at the American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk, CT on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Following the wreath laying, join the nation as we toll the Town House bell 13 times to commemorate the founding of the original 13 colonies. Selected sections of the Declaration of Independence will be read by Norwalk’s Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid. Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Bob Duff will take part in this wonderful patriotic ceremony!


Light Refreshments will follow

Admission is free and open to the public


Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851