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45th Annual July 4th Observance at the Korean Bell
July 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Annual San Pedro 4th of July Community Observance will be held Monday, July 4, 2022 at 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 ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM with a procession to the bell and the posting of the colors.
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. As they read the names, the representatives of the San Pedro and Korean Communities will strike a battering ram into the massive bell, ringing once for each state. The Korean Bell is rung officially on four other occasions each year – Korean Independence Day (August 15th) Constitution Day (September 21st), New Year’s Eve and Korean American Day (January 13th).