Friday, July 3, 2009

Seaside Independence Day

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christina L. Bozeman.

The visiting Coast Guard cutter Active, pictured, is open for public tours today (July 4) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Berth 46, along with the locally-stationed cutter George Cobb. To board the ships, you must be a U.S. citizen and show a valid photo I.D. Photography is permitted, but sandals, high heels and bags are not allowed. A Coast Guard helicopter will perform a search and rescue demonstration at 5:30 p.m. It’s all part of the Navy Days LA celebration, a project of the United States Navy League.

San Pedro’s traditional Independence Day festivities include the morning Korean bell ringing and evening Cabrillo Beach concert and fireworks. Details in last week’s edition.

There’s also the annual flag-raising ceremony at 7:45 a.m. at the home of Vince and Dolores Villa, 1153 18th St.

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