YES! Independence will be Declared in Green Valley Park
For the fourteenth year this Fourth of July our nation’s Declaration of Independence will be read publicly in the comfort of the grassy shade in Green Valley Park at 8:30 AM.
This year’s reading event will not be sponsored by Payson’s Patriotic Event Committee. But is being planned by the same Payson volunteers and AV crew who have executed it in the past.
Thoughtful self-governance is a capstone of a free society. So we celebrate our independence while considering health concerns of others. The Mayor’s proclamation regarding masks will apply and hand sanitizer will be available. Picnic blanket distances should insure good spacing.
Attendees can voluntarily sign their attendance for future proof that we did a great job of not jeopardizing health. But this is not mandatory – since we indeed do live in a free country.
Remembering the memorial where Col William Sahno usually recalled our debts to those who paid the dearest price for our freedoms. reminding us that we should not relinquish any of them thoughtlessly. We will this year begin “over the hill” in the shade At 8:30 am.
Three speakers will remind us of:
1. The historical context of our nation’s pregnancy – if you will,
2. It’s birthing document, The Declaration of Independence
3. What happened to the fathers of this new nation – the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Audience microphones will be provide for questions and comments.
NOTE A nearby table will have information from many nation-wide organizations if attendees ask what they can do to help preserve American’s independence in this time of nation-wide troubles.
See you on Independence Day!