Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dear Fellow Palmetto Bay resident,

July 4, 1776, the date our county's founders declared our independence from Britain, the date we marks as the day that American Democracy was born. There are many great neighborhood and regional events going on (some including Mangowood and American Legion Post 133 are listed below) so plan ahead, have fun and stay safe!

This is a holiday to celebrate, the day we celebrate the birth of our great nation, the creation of the greatest system of freedom and democracy. All of this occurred due to the great physical and financial sacrifice of the founders of this nation, the brave men and women of yesterday and today who have sacrificed so greatly to ensure the traditions bestowed by our remarkable founders. We owe them vigilance, and the willingness to defend the democracy they have passed on to us.

Independence Day has been celebrated since 1776.  But do you know the year that July 4 was officially made a Federal Holiday?  Would you believe 1941? Check out the page regarding July 4, for additional information.

Let us continue to look to a future that belongs to all of us - a future that 'we, the people' have the power to create.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday, and hope that the day's happiness reminds us all of the importance of the Fourth of July.

As always, I am available to discuss this and any other matters with you. or 305-302-3713.  

Your Mayor,

Eugene Flinn

Independence Day celebration in Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay is the place to celebrate the Fourth of July  

It all starts at 6 pm at Village Hall, with plenty to see: Bands, rides, artists and food. We'd like to thank our red-level sponsors this year, as we invite you to check out the complete guide to Independence Day festivities here at Village Hall: (CLICK HERE)
Neighborhood Events

The Mangowood Community is once again hosting its annual July 4th Celebration. 

This event is held at SW 152 St / SW 148 Drive in the Village of Palmetto Bay. 

A military flyover has been approved and is anticipated to take place between 10:30 and 11:30. 

I make no guarantees about the flyover and precise time, but I suggest that you find a clear spot to view it between 11:00 and 11:15 .


The American Legion, Post 133 is hosting an Independence Day BBQ beginning at noon on July 4th. Members of the post will be serving Burgers, Hot Dogs and sides for lunch. 

Stop by in between other local events and say hi to your friends at the Legion!

Post 133 is located at 16401 SW 90th Ave, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

The members of the American Legion would like to continue to serve all of us.  Please stop by and share some 4th of July holiday spirit with our veterans.
(CLICK HEREto view prior blog posts relating to events at the American Legion.

MAYOR FLINN'S SPECIAL NOTE: The American Legion has been very accommodating and welcoming to our Palmetto Bay community. The membership of the American Legion has been working hard to raise money for a much needed roof.  The American Legion would appreciate donations to their building fund.  Contact me for more information, or the American Legion, Post 133, directly if you would like to donate/help.

I also want to publicly acknowledge and thank Council Member Singer and his family, along with Laurel Auberbacher, who purchase the food at their own personal expense as well as actually cook and serve breakfast every other Sunday at the American Legion (breakfast is served every Sunday), which serves as a fundraiser for the Post expenses, e.g., the building/roof fund. (CLICK HERE)

Breakfast runs in the $5-6 range. Breakfast, open to the public, runs on Sunday and is open it the public from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.

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