Local Veterans Host 4th of July Event at Old FL Capitol

July 4th Independence Day event
Posted at 9:55 PM, Jul 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-03 18:08:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter #96 will host the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the front steps of the old Florida Capitol.

Start your Independence Day out at 9:00 a.m. by attending the 35 minute event, which will feature:

- Instructions on the proper way to salute the flag

- The Pledge of Allegiance

- Singing of The Star-Spangled Banner

- A reading of The Declaration of Independence

- Opportunity to commit by oath to protect and defend the United States of America

- Singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Organizers say there will be no political speeches, as this is about recognizing how this country began.

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