July 2 - 5
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cries of Freedom

  • July 2 - 5
  • 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • SCERA Center for the Arts

    745 S. State St

    Orem

  • Free
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INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!!!
Watch the emotional and entertaining depiction of the struggles for freedom that America and other countries have had. See Brent Ashworth’s collection of rare antiquities. Honor Utah's fallen soldiers since 9/11 at the Walk of Honor. Learn about Ellis Island and take the Oath of Citizenship. See if your ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. Meet the Founding Fathers. Come and spend the day!
Chairperson(s)
Scott Swain -
scott@rootsoffreedom.com
Bonnie Busco -
busco2824@icloud.com
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Cries of Freedom Highlights

We’re sad we can’t celebrate together in 2020, but relive some of the amazing memories of the past 12 years!

Showhouse 2, Room 101, Lobby And Lawn Activities

Showhouse 2

  • American Legion flag ceremonies
  • ROTC drill groups
  • Swearing in of new citizens
  • Jefferson and others
Room 101
  •  See Brent Ashworth’s collection of rare antiquities
  • Visit with Brent Ashworth, a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge
  • See an original copy of the Declaration of Independence
  • See the original signatures of the Founding Fathers
  • Civil War antiquities
  • Rare sports memorabilia
  • Mormon relics, and more!
Lawn
  • Walk of Honor
  • Tagged flags representing Utah soldiers killed since 9/11
  • Purchase a flag
  • Take a flag quiz

Lobby

  • Immigrant simulation FREE souvenir passport
  • What happened on Ellis Island?
  • Citizenship test—can you pass it?
  • Oath of citizenship—are you willing to commit?
  • Come to our freedom store—see if you won a free gift!
  • Meet George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others

 

Cries of Freedom, The Musical

Cries of Freedom, The Musical will be as exciting as ever but this year it will be indoors! Come in out of the heat and enjoy the story of freedom-seeking people from the late 1400′s, with Joan of Arc, to our day.  It is a thrilling dramatization of people from all countries willing to die for that which they hold dearest, their FREEDOM!  Not only will you hear Joan of Arc’s cry, but you will experience the cries of the Dutch in the 1500’s, the Scrooby separatists and pilgrims of the 1600’s and the colonists in the 1700’s. The show will depict the great moment we became a nation as well as many other historical moments. Once again we are privileged to honor the military at the end of every show.

Spend a full day at SCERA Center for the Arts with plenty of FREE fun and exciting activities!

Schedule of events

Thursday, July 2

3:15 p.m. – American Legion Flag Ceremony
4:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical
7:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical

Friday, July 3

12:30 p.m. – American Legion Flag Ceremony
1:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical
2:30 p.m. – Swearing in ceremony of immigrants*
4:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical
7:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical

Saturday, July 4

1:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical
4:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical
7:00 p.m. – Cries of Freedom, the Musical

*Swearing in ceremony of immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security:

July 3 at 2:30 p.m.  –  Including Mayor Richard Brunst and Liberty the bald eagle!

 

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