Members of Rebild seek to strengthen cultural ties and friendships between the two countries, to commemorate the Danish emigration to the United States, and befriend and assist all Danes and friends of Denmark within the state.
Rebild is the name of a small Danish village in Northern Jylland. In 1911, 200 acres of beautiful land was bought with funds raised by Danish Americans under the leadership of Dr. Max Henius, a Dane who lived in Chicago. In 1912 Max Henius presented the deed to the land to his Majesty King Christian X as a permanent memorial to Danish Americans. Later the Danish government added to the land that now features a beautiful natural Park, wherein Danes and Americans yearly commemorate the 4th of July, thus making Denmark the only country outside of the United States to publicly celebrate the American Independence day.