City of Mesa News Article
Revolutionary War reenactments at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
By: Kevin Christopher
06/10/14 5:58 PM

June 10, 2014
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Steve Wright
Tel. 480-644-2069

Mesa, AZ
– We Make History, the only reenactment group of its type active in the southwestern United States, is participating in the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom in Mesa Friday, July 4.  The group will perform Revolutionary War reenactments at approximately 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the “coolest” Independence festival in Arizona. 


We Make History portrays the soldiers and civilians of both the American and British sides as well as specific Founding Fathers, including General George Washington.  


During the reenactments, black powder firearms will be in use.  They are not dangerous to spectators but produce loud gunshot sounds.


The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is Friday, July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive.  For more information, visit







The 2014 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is presented by the Chicago Cubs, KOOL-FM, Downtown Mesa Association, Visit Mesa and the City of Mesa.  Other sponsors are Sertoma Club, Entertainment Solutions Inc., A Company, A & M Graphics, Able, Action Barricade, Arizona Ford Dealers, American Traffic Solutions, Boeing, Century Graphics, Core Construction, Cox Communications, Crescent Crown Distributing, Extra Innings, Felix Construction Company, Haydon, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, Marriott Phoenix-Mesa, Mesa Energy Resources, Mesa Recycles, Mesa Water, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Sun Eagle Corporation,The Arizona Republic, Valley Metro, Valley Transit Constructors, Walmart and W.E. O’Neil.


Volunteers are still needed for a variety of shifts and activities at the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom.  For more information, log onto, click on “Volunteer” and complete a volunteer interest form


The mission of We Make History is to increase awareness and appreciation of our American heritage by utilizing history or “historical reenacting.”  For more information about the organization, visit



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