- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 4, 2006


Delivers remarks at an Independence Day celebration and attends lunch with military personnel at Fort Bragg, N.C.


No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session because of Independence Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session because of Independence Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


SIGNATURE EVENT — ALL DAY — The National Park Service hosts an interactive program, “The Signature Event,” to offer families visiting the nation’s capital the opportunity to become “signers of the Declaration of Independence.” The program runs until 3 p.m. and features games, crafts and activities for adults as well as children. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Hunger strike — all day Code Pink holds a ceremony to launch “Troops Home Fast,” a hunger strike to protest the war in Iraq. The strikers will remain at the White House through Aug. 14, when the fast will move to Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in front of the White House. Contact: 415/575-5552 or 650/208-2788.

Mount Vernon events — 10 a.m. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens holds Independence Day events. Location: Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. Contact: 703/799-5203.

Palisades parade — 10:15 a.m. The Palisades Citizens Association of Washington, D.C., holds its 40th annual July Fourth Parade and Picnic. Location: Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard Northwest. Contact: 202/363-7441.

Cathedral concert — 11 a.m. The Washington National Cathedral hosts its annual Independence Day Organ Concert with Erik Suter, cathedral organist. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/537-5527.

Independence parade — 11:45 a.m. The National Park Service sponsors the 2006 Independence Day Parade. Location: Constitution Avenue Northwest from Seventh to 17th streets. Contact: 202/619-7177.

Religious rights rally — noon Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty hold a religious rights rally in support of “universal religious tolerance and free exercise for all religions, as guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.” The Rev. Barry Lynn, spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Jared Leland, spokesman for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, participate. Location: Farragut Square, 17th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 301/412-1760, 847/456-4833.

Holiday concert — 8 p.m. The National Symphony Orchestra and the National Park Service hosts the 2006 holiday concert, “A Capitol Fourth.” The concert will feature Stevie Wonder, Sesame Street’s Elmo, Vanessa Williams, Michael Bolton, Jo Dee Messina, National Symphony Orchestra conductor Erich Kunzel and host Jason Alexander. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/619-7177.

Fireworks — 9:10 p.m. The National Park Service hosts the annual July Fourth fireworks display over the Washington Monument. Location: The Mall. Contact: 202/619-7177.

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