Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

presented by Scannapieco Development

Start your July 4th celebrations where it all began – Independence Hall.

Join Mayor Jim Kenney and City Representative Sheila Hess for a patriotic ceremony celebrating our great nation!

Mayor Kenney will present the Magis Award to Philadelphia Hometown Hero Ralph Galati. Mr. Galati’s service has been honored with The Silver Star, The Bronze Star with Valor with one Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster and The Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

Philadelphia’s music icons Boyz II Men will be honored for their achievements in music and philanthropy.
Get ready to be moved. The Philly POPS® BIG Band debuts and Boyz II Men’s Nathan, Wanya & Shawn will read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.
The Wawa Foundation will also present The Wawa Foundation Hero Award. The award is presented to a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area. Financial grants of $80,000 will be awarded.
Can’t join us? Watch it LIVE on NBC10 & Telemundo 62!