Missouri State Capitol dome to shine red, white, and blue for Independence Day


Jefferson City, Missouri – In celebration of Independence Day, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to illuminate in red, white, and blue on the evening of July 4, 2024.

Honoring Tradition and Sacrifice

Governor Parson emphasized the importance of the Fourth of July as a cherished tradition. “The Fourth of July is a time honored tradition in this country when, as Americans, we come together to celebrate and remember the founding of our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy today,” he said.

The Governor highlighted the significance of remembering those who made sacrifices for the country’s freedoms. “As we gather together in celebration, we also remember the sacrifices of those who came before us. It is our honor to light the Capitol dome as a symbol of Missourians’ unwavering patriotism, and the First Lady and I wish all Missourians a happy and safe Independence Day full of quality time with family and friends.”

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Extended Holiday for State Employees

In addition to the Capitol dome lighting, Governor Parson has directed that state offices be closed on Friday, July 5. This closure allows state employees to spend more time with their families over the holiday weekend. This decision underscores the Governor’s commitment to the well-being of state workers and their families.

Missourians are encouraged to enjoy this festive period with their loved ones, reflecting on the freedoms and values that define our nation. For more details, you can view Executive Order 24-09 here.

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