The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce
Silent Auction Dance Party & Wine Tasting — March 15
Buy your tickets today - call the Rome Chamber at 337-1700!
The Auction is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to help fund the Honor America Days Celebration. By donating items from your inventories or gift certificates that can be awarded to the highest bidders, you can help make Saturday, July 27th, Rome's Biggest Day of the Year! Enjoy the exciting Parade, followed later that evening with the Symphoria Symphony Orchestra of Syracuse Annual Pops Concert at Fort Stanwix National Monument. Marching bands, floats, military groups, the ringing of church bells, cannon fire, an extraordinary firework display — a day that's full of excitement and pageantry, promoting patriotism and boosting community pride — made possible only through the generosity of our major sponsors and those who support the Auction/ Party.
Francis Bellamy and the Pledge of Allegiance
Francis Bellamy, author of the the Pledge of Allegiance, is buried in the Rome Cemetery on Jervis Avenue, Rome, New York.
The original wording of the pledge was" I pledge allegiance to my flag, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1954 President Eisenhower singed an Act of Congress, adding the words "under God".