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Oysterponds native-son Augustus Griffin began a tradition of
the reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4th. Many years
later, that simple ceremony has grown into Heritage Day—an annual celebration
where the community comes together to honor this great country of ours and,
especially, Oysterponds. This year’s program features…


* Red, White & Blue Parade Down Village Lane

* Patriotic Bike Decoration Contest

* Welcome & Invocation

* Recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance

* “God Bless America” Sung by Franklin Mastrangelo

* Reading of The Declaration of Independence

* Hot Dogs, Sweet Treats & Kids’ Games in Poquatuck Park