Sons of the American Revolution hope to turn Declaration of Independence reading into annual event
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 09, 2014 | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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(Above) Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution members Ken Oakley and Steve Mallory performed a three-shot musket salute on July 4. (Below) Lake Barkley State Resort Park hosted its annual fireworks celebration.</i>
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(Above) Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution members Ken Oakley and Steve Mallory performed a three-shot musket salute on July 4. (Below) Lake Barkley State Resort Park hosted its annual fireworks celebration.

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This year, Trigg Countians celebrated Independence Day with the Declaration of Independence.

On Friday morning, members of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution gathered in full colonial garb beside the Trigg County Justice Center for a reading of the Declaration of Independence, an event attended by more than 100 people.

“It’s just an idea that we developed back in the spring at one of our meetings,” said Chapter President Geoff Baggett. “We were searching for a unique event to try and begin a ‘new tradition’ for our community, since there are, basically, no other community-oriented, historical and patriotic, events associated with the Fourth.”

Baggett stood on top of a table in the Justice Center parking lot to read from the Declaration of Independence. He noted that news travels much faster than it did when this document was written, and that some people in the Thirteen Colonies didn’t know about it until August of 1776.

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