This morning I participated in the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the History Barn located behind the New Gloucester (Maine) Meeting House in the Lower Village. As a regular summer resident of the town, I was honored to be a part of this fine tradition marking the day we celebrate our revocation of British tyranny. I think every American should read this document from time to time to remind ourselves of the promises we made as a nation and its citizenry over two centuries ago. I fear we have strayed far from many of the freedoms and rights granted to us by our forefathers.
I wish everyone a festive and safe holiday among family and friends. And as you celebrate, take a look through the Declaration of Independence. These are good words that deserve our attention and respect.
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