From the President

 

Independence Day Celebrations

I hope you and your family enjoy the “4th of July” celebrations here in Rochester, or wherever you may be over the long weekend. WXXI-TV will celebrate with its annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, which is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (and repeated at 9:30 p.m.). This year marks the 35th anniversary of the broadcast and it promises to be an all-star musical extravaganza that puts you front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

In addition to being a traditional broadcast honoring the country, A Capitol Fourth is also part of WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative that is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive website (WXXI.org/veterans), Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with important resources. I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about the initiative, and to join us at the Little Theatre on August 10 for a special screening of Service: When Women Come Marching Home, which highlights the special challenges facing disabled female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

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