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Contact: Kelly Roman, 315 338 7730
On Tuesday, July 4, Fort Stanwix National Monument is hosting an event in honor of our nation’s birthday. Public readings of the Declaration of Independence will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by salutes to the new nation. Other events will include opportunities to sign the Declaration of Independence, a 9:30 a.m. memorial service at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, and a 2 p.m. 18th Century life demonstration.
The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. The contents of this document established the United States of America the grounds for freedom from British rule; making this the nation’s 241st birthday. The first public reading took place in New York City on July 9, 1776 in what is now City Hall Park.
“Bring your family to gather and listen to the words of the Declaration. Sign your own copy of the Declaration of Independence. Or, just take time to explore the park and our nation’s history,” said Park Ranger Kelly Roman, “Come learn about story behind the fireworks, and have some 18th Century fun, too!”
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/fost, or follow us on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram, for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events. Fort Stanwix is one of over 400 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about national parks, visit www.nps.gov.