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The Vision: A Universal Celebration of Independence

To celebrate America's 250th birthday on July 4, 2026, the largest fleet of the world's most magnificent tall ships and gray hull ships will sail into New York Harbor, pass in Presidential review, and salute the Statue of Liberty.

In the tradition of the 1976 Bicentennial, the Statue of Liberty Centennial in 1986, the Columbus Quincentennial in 1992, the Millennium celebration in 2000, and the Bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner in 2012, international fleets will arrive in grand style and spend a week in the heart of the nation's first capitol.

Sailors will come together in the universal fellowship of freedom, hope, and opportunity that our country has always represented.

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