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A look at events on Liberty Island on July 4

Monday - 7/1/2013, 5:30pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The events scheduled for Liberty Island reopening Thursday:

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10:30 a.m. -- Ceremony begins. Performances by the U.S. Park Police Color Guard, the 3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, and West Point Band vocalist Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger.

10:35 a.m. -- Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Superintendent David Luchsinger.

11:10 a.m. -- Ribbon cutting and performance by singer and actor Dominic Chianese to close the ceremony.


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