1976 Bicentennial Celebrations

Gerald R. Ford stated that one of the greatest moments in his life was serving as President during the country’s Bicentennial Celebrations. On July 4, 1976 President Ford joined millions across the U.S. in celebrating freedom and democracy. President Ford traveled throughout Pennsylvania and New York and participated in numerous events, and enjoyed an evening fireworks show in Washington, D.C. On July 7, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of England joined President and Mrs. Ford at The White House for an official State Dinner and continued Bicentennial Celebration.

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