District 24 State Senator John Jasinski of Faribault will deliver the speech for this year's North Morristown 4th of July Celebration Patriotic Program.

The Program wiill be broadcast on KDHL Radio, 920 AM beginning just after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021 for those who are unable to get to the event.

The broadcast is sponsored by Saemrow Dairy, Ed and Bev Schmidtke and Melchert Farms all from the Morristown area.

North Morristown Commercial Club President Andrew Wagner told KDHL on Thursday's AM Minnesota program the only request he made of Senator Jasinski is not to mention COVID-19.

The Patriotic Program follows the Parade which starts at 10:00 a.m.  Grand Marshals are Helen and Peter Bunge.  A cannon will be shot off to start the day with stands and games beginning 9:00 a.m.  Flag raising is scheduled for 9:45 a.m.

There was no event a year ago.  Wagner says the event was held through the 1918 pandemic, WWI and WWII. North Morristown organizers chose not to include last year to their number of celebrations so this is the 128th Annual observance when in fact it started 129 years ago in 1892.

The forecast is calling for hot weather but it won't be the first time we've experienced hot weather on the 4th of July.

The hottest recorded temperature ever in Minnesota occurred on July 29,1917 in Beardsley, 115 degrees Fahrenheit.  The hottest temperature ever recorded nationally was 134°F in Greenland Ranch, California, July 10,1913.

There are plenty of fluids to purchase on the church grounds.  No food and alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought onto the grounds.  This is a fundraiser for Trinity Lutheran School in North Morristown.

You can listen to the AM Minnesota program with Andrew Wagner and his daughter Molly below.

https://console.woondemand.com/content/episode/3852567#:~:text=http%3A//serve.castfire.com/audio/3852567/3852567_2021-06-30-110407.128.mp3

Fireworks will also be displayed in Faribault this year on the Rice County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 4, 2021.  They will be shot from the infield of the Grandstand.  There is plenty of parking on the grounds south of the location.

For safe shooting people need to be kept at least 400 feet from the shooting area so that will be marked off.

In the past they were shot from South Alexander Park but the change was made last year because the Fairgrounds will be a safer location.

The 4th of July is also called Independence Day.  We would not have our independence without the military.  Here are some interesting military facts.

LOOK: 100 years of American military history

Fireworks will be featured at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 2021 in North Morristown.