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Happy Birthday, America!
July 6, 2017 at 4:09 a.m.
Lyndsay Arroyo, 8, of 411 Westchester Ave. wears colorful flashing lights on her head.
Johan Arroyo, 6, of 411 Westchester Ave. holds an American flag as he watches the festivities.
All student contest winners in attendance from the five elementary schools in Port Chester and Rye Brook pose for a picture holding their trophies.
Amy Navas, a third grader at John F. Kennedy School hold the trophies they received for their artwork or essay depicting “What Freedom Means to Me.”
Gianna Rende, a second grader at King Street School, hold the trophies they received for their artwork or essay depicting “What Freedom Means to Me.”
Jackie and José Ramos of Port Chester sit in the stands at Ryan Stadium with a balloon that reads: “Proud to be American.”
Sitting on the ground in front of the Ryan Stadium wall, Angelica Flores and her 6-year-old son Zayyir Barron of Port Chester watch the fireworks.
The spectacular fireworks display was largely sponsored by Neri’s Bakery.
Patricia Léon of Port Chester films a portion of the July 4 ceremony with her iPad.
Songwriter Chris Cassone, a 1968 Port Chester High School graduate, sings a song he wrote about Memorial Day parades in Port Chester back in his youth which he adapted for Independence Day.
Silvio Buccieri, Sr. (left) receives a surprise award from the Port Chester-Rye Brook-Rye Town Independence Day Observance Committee, chaired by Rye Brook resident Hope Klein (middle), for his many years of photographing the July 4 festivities. Gabriela Buccieri, one of Silvio’s granddaughters who sang at the committee’s 70th annual event, held at Port Chester High School’s Ryan Stadium, looks on at right.