Marshall Fredericks at the Rebild Festival - 1974

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Title

Marshall Fredericks at the Rebild Festival - 1974

Subject

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Rebild Nationalpark (Denmark)

Description

Every July 4 since 1912, except for the two world wars, large crowds have gathered in the heather-covered hills of Rebild in Jutland, Denmark to celebrate US Independence Day.

The site of the celebration is the beautiful Rebild National Park (20 kilometers south of Aalborg), presented to the Danish nation by Danish-Americans in 1912.

The Rebild Festival is an expression of gratitude to the land which welcomed more than 300,000 Danish immigrants, and the tradition has been maintained in order to strengthen the ties of friendship between the USA and Denmark.

Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Danish-Americans and others have joined with Danes in this celebration.

The Stars and Stripes of USA and the Danish Dannebrog flag are flown side-by-side in a natural amphitheater in the hills of Rebild. Music, entertainment, community singing and speeches by prominent Americans and Danes are expressions of the bonds which unite the USA with Denmark.

Among others, Rebild speakers have included members of the Danish royal family and the former presidents of the United States of America, George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 29 Folder 6

Date

1974-07

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-29-06

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Rebild (Denmark)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

4" x 5"

Files

Item #4985.jpg

Citation

“Marshall Fredericks at the Rebild Festival - 1974,” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed June 23, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/4985.