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National Archives Hosts Reading of Declaration of Independence

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The National Archives will host a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence to celebrate July 4.
The National Archives will host a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence to celebrate July 4.

History buffs, families, and fans of the Founding Fathers should have a field day at the National Archives later today.

There will be a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence featuring historical re-enactors portraying Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and other figures.

Visitors will be allowed to sign a giant facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and even air their grievances in a revolutionary manner with a quill pen.

The program will be emceed by veteran news broadcaster John Palmer and begins at 10 a.m.

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