Reading the Words

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

They are the words symbolizing what this day is all about, and Monday one Valley museum spoke them out loud.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal," read Earl Downs in front of a large group of visiting kids.

It's the same declaration our forefathers wrote 229 years ago.

The Frontier Culture Museum said because more than 300 students went through the living museum Monday, reading the Declaration of Independence was especially important.

Downs said it is essential today's youth realize the price of freedom and pass on its responsibilities.

"I hope the people listen to the words so they can really understand what we broke away from, what we fought and died for so that we can have what we have today," he explained.

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