APRIL 26, 2014

 

In 1966, the United States was embroiled in a controversial war in Vietnam.  This controversy unfortunately manifested itself in civil unrest, divisiveness, and anti-American protests in cities and college campuses across the country.  The most poignant and damaging of these acts was the poor treatment of returning soldiers.

Those unpatriotic acts and atrocities committed against the American soldier prompted former Mayor P.B. Edwards, Jr., a decorated veteran of World War II who was permanently wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, with the cooperation of the Port Wentworth Missionary Alliance Church, to establish this day to recognize America and particularly the American soldier -- hence was born "Stand Up for America Day" in 1971.

Every year on the last Saturday in April, the streets of Port Wentworth are filled with a parade, music, arts, crafts, food and kiddie rides.  The festival also includes fireworks that light up the city's night sky.  This patriotic celebration welcomes young and old, soldiers and civilians.

If you would like more information about this event, participating in the parade or becoming a vendor, please call (912) 966-7428.

FORMS

Parade Entry Form

Vendor Form

Booklet Form

Soldier's Cross Form

 


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