|American Independence Day
Washington Old Hall
4th July 2002
Photos taken by Audrey Fletcher
|2: The Ceremony
|An excerpt from the American Declaration of Independence is
read by Nick Dolan of the National Trust.
|Ceremonial planting of a Tree in Remembrance of
11th September 2001,
by students from Washington School and
CD Hylton Senior High School, Virginia, USA.
|The Tree in Remembrance of the innocent people
who died in the September 11 2001 terrorist attack
upon the United States of America.
|The Washington School Band preparing to provide
the accompaniment for the American National Anthem.
|Everyone stands to sing the American National Anthem
"The Star Spangled Banner".
|Daniel Marsden reads from Martin Luther King's
"The Dream" ... a nation for all people ...
|"American Pie" is sung by John Dilley,
a teacher at Washington School.
|"Street Scene" and "Summertime" were performed by
Nicola Hunter and Alyx Bell.
|The excitement is felt as the
Raising of the Flag Ceremony begins.
|Everyone looks on as the American Flag is raised.
|As everyone applauds, Ian Lane thanks the
student representatives for their important and significant
contribution to the July 4th 2002 celebrations.
|Everyone joins in singing the chorus of
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
|An address "Hands Across the Atlantic" is given by
Rodney Thomas, an American Minister.
|An entertaining medley of American songs is given by
students of the Washington Village Primary School.
|Ian Lane brings the 4th July 2002 Celebrations to a close
and thanks everyone for attending.
Audrey Fletcher 2002
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