Clovis Veterans Memorial District to Host Virtual Fourth of July Celebration

The Clovis Veterans Memorial District. (Clovis Roundup Photo)

The Clovis Veterans Memorial District will host its first ever virtual Independence Day celebration this Saturday.

District officials said that due to the current health crisis, it was decided that a virtual celebration would be the best way to keep the community safe.

The Chairman of the Board stated, “Since there are no community celebrations for the Fourth of July this year, the District has decided to leverage a virtual platform in order to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy as a nation.”

The district will host a watch party through its Facebook page at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The program includes patriotic marches recorded by the AUSA Sounds of Freedom Band and remarks about Independence Day and our community from local leaders – including Clovis Community College President Dr. Lori Bennett, Assemblyman Jim Patterson and others.

The district has prepared a virtual women in the military exhibit, which highlights achievements that women have made in the military and their ability to integrate into military culture.

“We must never forget that it is our duty to ensure that which is defended by our service
members. As citizens we do our part by being responsible and engaged in our community,” Clovis Veterans Memorial District CEO Lorenzo Rios said.

There will also be an opportunity to receive a prize through a Patriotic Porch Contest. The exhibit, crafts, and Porch Contest details can all be found on their website

Michael Ford
Michael graduated from Fresno State in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism. During his time at the university, he served as sports and managing editor for The Collegian, Fresno State’s student-run newspaper. In addition to the Clovis Roundup, Michael has written for The Fresno Bee, the Kingsburg Recorder and Selma Enterprise. He has a passion for sports and can be found on the sidelines at local games, bringing the citizens of Clovis the athletics news they deserve.