When in the Course of Human Events….
These stirring words read aloud to Liberty Camp Kids in the same manner that our forebears may have heard them for the first time!
The Hocking Valley Chapter (HVC) SAR Color Guard participated in the 2nd Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Saturday, July 4th in Logan, Ohio. Pictured are Chapter members, L to R: Matt Hardman, prospective member Jim Hiles, Bob Hill, Bob Davis, and Al Gummere. The event was sponsored by the Hocking Hills Liberty Camp for Kids and organized by Director Denise Whalen. Prayer was given by Chaplain Matt Hardman. The HVC posted and retrieved the National Colors and fired a three-volley musket salute.
Members also assisted in the program. Bob Hill and Jim Hiles each read a third of the Declaration of Independence, with the assistance of Ed Zell. Jim and Bob also read the names of all the signers and their respective states. Matt’s wife, Sharon, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America. The program also included a short documentary on the creation of the National Anthem, audience recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, a ringing of the Liberty Bell, and a fine reading on the fate of the signers by Liberty Camp Board member Brian Mason, who suffered injuries in a car accident earlier in the week. It was a very hot day, but when the ceremony began at 7:00 PM, the heat began to dissipate. The audience was very appreciative of the program presented.