Grand Marshal & Theme Winner:
Every year, the Parade honors an individual (or occasionally, individuals) who exhibit the grass-roots ideals the parade exemplifies of service to the community, devotion to family, and love of country. A Grand Marshal is nominated by members of the community and is honored on Parade Day by leading the Parade in a convertible and by official recognition from the reviewing stand and in the Parade Book.
This year’s Grand Marshal is George Majchrzak. As the owner of G & M Automotive, George Majchrzak has been a supporter of the Kingsville Community, since 1991. George is CEO of a number of small businesses. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician. George has worn numerous hats as a small business owner, property manager, and real estate
proprietor. He attributes his success to working for God everyday... And having a
beautiful, strong wife and mother of his four children. George opened the doors to Perry Hall Gulf at thirty years old. Five years later he became a grandfather. Today his faith in Jesus and commitment to his family brings him to fifty-seven years of marriage, four children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one on the way! He was President of Hasslinger
Veterans Organization for eight years. He sits on several boards of local organizations for individuals and community change. George joined Harford County Christian Jail Ministry to bring Christian teachings and assistance to those incarcerated more than twenty years ago. St. Stephens school, St Paul’s school, Kingsville Elementary, Perry Hall Christian, Perry Hall High, Boy Scouts, local youth sports, Christian Revolution Football, New Life for Girls, Extreme
Family Outreach, Christian Business Men's Committee, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, Walking with Jesus, and Center for Pregnancy Concerns are among his
favorite contributions throughout the year. George loves Jesus, his wife, hot
rods, America and reading by the river. If you see him at G & M or around town
give him a “jak się masz" to remind him, just how blessed he is by GOD, who
gave mercy to his grandparents who immigrated to this beautiful country by
God’s Grace. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
We congratulate Gianna Diaz, who was nominated for this year's parade theme: "Land of the free, because of the brave".
Gianna currently attends St. Stephen School and is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subjects are ELA, music and gym. Gianna takes gymnastics, dance and loves playing softball for Kingsville. She is currently learning how to play volleyball for her school and is excited to play in the fall. She loves spending time with her family and friends and especially with her dog Angel. Gianna enjoys studying and doing her homework at Starbucks while sipping on her favorite drink which is the strawberry acai refresher with water. Gianna's faith is so important to her and she loves God with all of her heart. The fourth of the July parade is so special to Gianna because her Grandfather served in the army and she knows the importance of freedom.
The Star Spangled Banner
"Oh, say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
Through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly, yeah, streaming?
And the rockets' red glare
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave"
Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.