#30 – America’s Bicentennial Celebration

July 4, 1976

President Gerald R. Ford and the nation celebrate America’s Bicentennial. It is commemorated by numerous heads of state visits and state gifts to the United States. On July 4, President Ford attends celebratory events in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and New York City. As part of the Bicentennial Celebration, President and Mrs. Ford welcome Queen Elizabeth II to the White House for a State Dinner. Queen Elizabeth gives the Bicentennial Bell, a replica of the Liberty Bell, to the United States in honor of its 200th Birthday which bears the inscription “Let Freedom Ring.”

America’s Bicentennial Celebration