Calvaray Baptist Church Hosts Freedom Celebration

 About 900 of Lake Havasu City’s citizens came to Calvary Baptist Church Tuesday morning to celebrate Independence Day. Families and friends congregated to honor all those who have fought for Americans’ freedom.

The Marine Corps League presents the Colors during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The service began around 9 a.m. Following the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, the Lake Havasu City Marine Corps League presented the colors.

The Lake Havasu Community Choir performed songs of patriotism and American pride before Pastor Chad Garrison took the stage.
 

People wave their flags during the Freedom Celebration Tuesday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“It’s about recognizing that God gave us this freedom, and we’re here to thank Him and to celebrate it,” Garrison said. The walls of Calvary Baptist Church were lined with portraits of Lake Havasu City veterans and those in active duty, as well as showcasing the local heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Donuts are served before the Freedom Celebration Tuesday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The Marine Corps League post the Colors during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Claudia Anderson plays the piano for the Community Choir during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Pastor Chet Anderson speaks during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Pastor Chad Garrison speaks to the crowd during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Marine Corps League Veteran Gene Burns plays TAPS during the Freedom Celebration. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

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