Celebration Themes

Band playing at the Bandshell in Seward, Nebraska on July 4th

Celebration Themes

Each year the 4th of July Committee selects a theme for the annual celebration.

2016 – Into the Wild Blue Yonder – Saluting a Century of Aviation in Nebraska!
2015 – Everyone has a Story – Saluting the Veterans of World War II – ‘The Greatest Generation!’
2014 – There’s No Place Like Home!
2013 – It Takes a Team!
2012 – Say It With Music!
2011 – Salute! To Freedom’s Heroes!
2010 – It’s all about the Family
2009 – Foundations of Freedom
2008 – Celebrating the American Dream
2007 – Nebraska The Beautiful
2006 – Pride of the Prairie
2005 – Red, White and Bluegrass
2004 – Faith and Freedom
2003 – The Sounds of Freedom
2002 – United Together – Standing Tall
2001 – 2001: A Space Odyssey
2000 – A Past to Remember A Future To Mold
1999 – Seward A Little Blast Heaven
1998 – United We Stand
1997 – Pioneer Spirit
1996 – Free Voice, Free People
1995 – Heroes are Forever
1994 – Education – Illuminating the Past Igniting the Future
1993 – Sesquicentennial of the Oregon Trail
1992 – Past, Now and Forever
1991 – Motherhood
1990 – Salute to the Military
1989 – A Salute to Nebraska Heroes
1988 – Celebrate Nebraska 88
1987 – US Constitution Bicentennial
1986 – With Liberty and Justice for All
1985 – Cultures Create a Country
1984 – Education – Life’s Foundation
1983 – Children: Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Leaders
1982 – God Bless America
1981 – The Family – Firm Foundation for the Good Life
1980 – Volunteers – Heart of the Community
1979 – From The Good Earth to the Good Life
1978 – Pioneers in Patriotism
1977 – Salute to Sousa
1976 – The Nebraska Peace Jubilee – Festival USA
1975 – Sounds of Freedom
1974 – A Past to Remember A Future to Mold
1973 – The Fourth of July A Community Tradition
1972 – Freedom Your Choice
1971 – Freedom Isn’t Free
1970 – Patriotism on Display
1969 – Freedom in Motion
1968 – Pride of the Nation
1967 – The First 100 Years

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