The Little White Church

Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

25th Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

All are invited to meet at the front steps of The Little White Church on the Green at 10:00 a.am on Saturday, July 4th, celebrate the 244th birthday of our country. Following a brief introduction, the Declaration will be read. (Please see below for a description of the full program scheduled to resume in 2021.) For more information, please call Bud or Chip Jermy at 607-749-4365, or send an e-mail message to cwj1@cornell.edu.

 

 

26th Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence

All are invited to gather at the Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 4th, to commemorate first charter of our nation’s liberty. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will recount the circumstances that led up to the Declaration’s adoption in 1776 and talk briefly about document’s structure. After describing the fates of some of the signers, they will invite those in attendance to read short portions of the Declaration aloud. Following the reading, a cannon will be fired and the bells in the buildings surrounding the Homer Green will be rung fifty times. The Center’s 1874 37-inch Meneely Bell is expected to join the other four bells for the first time in several years. Plan to participate in this important community-wide commemoration of the 245th birthday of the United States of America, for which there is no admission charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607-749-4365, or send an e-mail message to cwj1@cornell.edu.