Smith County Bar Association holds public reading of Declaration of Independence

Smith County Bar Association holds public reading of Declaration of Independence
A live reading of the Declaration of Independence is set for noon Wednesday in Tyler. The event, hosted by the Smith County Bar Association, commemorates the historic signing of the document. (Source: KLTV)

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - On the eve of Independence Day, the Smith County Bar Association held a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The event, which took place at noon on Wednesday, commemorates the historic signing of the document.

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved a document announcing the secession of 13 American British colonies from Great Britain.

Simultaneous readings took place in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties at noon at each county’s respective courthouse.

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