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Fourth of July 2021


Coolidge is the only U.S. president born on Independence Day, and July 4 has been commemorated at his birthplace in Plymouth Notch for many decades. This year’s celebration will feature a number of special events including the final rounds of the Coolidge Cup National High School Debate Tournament and the annual procession and wreath laying ceremony at the Coolidge graveside led by the Vermont National Guard. We hope you will choose to celebrate this holiday with Coolidge!


Agenda:
  • 12:00 PM: Procession and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Coolidge Grave – Village Green
  • 1:00 PM: Semifinal Debate Rounds of the Coolidge Cup
  • 2:00 PM: Calvin Coolidge Challenge Recognition, Declamation Winner Announcement & Luncheon – Under the Big Tent
  • 4:00 PM: Coolidge Cup Awards Ceremony – Under the Big Tent

The public can tour twelve buildings at the Coolidge Site, which is managed by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. A National Historic Landmark, Plymouth Notch is considered one of the best-preserved presidential sites in the country. At the Museum & Education Center, visitors can see the permanent exhibit, More Than Two Words: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge.

For further information about July 3 and 4 programs, contact John Ferrell at officeadmin@coolidgefoundation.org.