Bristol Names 2012 Chief Marshal

4th of July business was taken care of this evening in Bristol, with the annual tradition of naming the Chief Marshal for this year's 4th of July celebration.    

This year's Chief Marshal will be Tony Teixeira, a longtime Bristol resident who was overjoyed to be named Chief Marshal.

“This is something you dream about, but you don't think it's a reality.” said Teixeira.

Tony will be just the latest leader of the town's 4th of July celebration, which is the longest continuously held celebration of our country's independence, that's held in the nation, dating all the way back to 1785.

Now ABC6 is a proud partner with the Bristol 4th of July celebration, which will turn 227 this year.