We are getting ready to head into a long holiday weekend, and I thought it might be fun to show some moments on campus when we were displaying some Fourth of July spirit (even if these were not happening on the Fourth of July proper).

What would the Fourth be without fireworks??? Here are a few of my favorite pictures of fireworks: two are from our big Wake Will campaign kickoff, and one after the Deacs scored a touchdown in a football game.

Fireworks from the Wake Will campaign kickoff Wake Forest celebrates Homecoming at BB&T Field with a football game against Navy on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The Deacons celebrate each score with fireworks.

And the Fourth is a great time to show the red, white, and blue. Over the years, there have been numerous flag displays on the Manchester Plaza (aka Mag Quad). They were really something to see.

Memorial flags fly on Manchester Plaza in honor of the 9/11 anniversary on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Wake Forest students walk past flags on Manchester Plaza, part of an anti-war protest on April 3, 2007. Wake Forest students walk past flags on Manchester Plaza, part of an anti-war protest on April 3, 2007.

Finally, as we think about the Fourth, we might think of our nation’s capital. The Demon Deacon was there to celebrate the opening of the Wake Washington Center – and to get this great picture.

Wake Forest University hosts the Wake Washington Center Launch Event at the Newseum, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photos by Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos) The Demon Deacon poses in front of the US Capitol.

A program note: the Call Center (336.758.7500) is open today and tomorrow (July 3) from 10 am-2 pm Eastern, then will remain closed for the summer. We have a new section on our site entitled Who to Contact for…, that we hope will help you direct questions to the appropriate offices throughout the upcoming academic year.

I’m out Friday and all of next week (but have pre-scheduled Daily Deacs to run in my absence). Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, Daily Deacdom!


— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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