Declaration Read

By: WHSV Staff
By: WHSV Staff

A little bit of revolutionary history was played out right here in the Valley.
About 100 people showed up in Harrisonburg to listen to the reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the courthouse.
David Hatmaker of the Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution read document.
Hatmaker says he finds something new each year.
This year, he recognized the themes of enemies and war, and then making peace and friends.
"We have to fight wars and people become our enemies, but we've always been willing to have people as friends after the war. And that's a line with a lot of punch to it."
Hatmaker has read the Declaration of Independence for the last 11 years.


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