In the 1840s, not long after the settlers had arrived in this area and founded what is now Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church - Freistadt, the members decreed to celebrate the Fourth of July with a special church service on that day. The outdoor service commences at 10:00 am. A lunch is available for purchase from the close of the church service until the end of the afternoon festivities at 4:00 PM. The traditional parade around the church property commences at 1:00 PM, followed immediately by a flag raising ceremony by the Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457, Mequon-Thiensville. The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band will play throughout the day. Trinity-Freistadt, founded in 1839, is the oldest Lutheran Church in the State of Wisconsin and will have its historical area open on the Fourth.
For further details, see the church internet site: www.trinityfreistadt.com