On Monday, July 4th, Mayor John Tecklenburg and representatives from the Old Exchange and the Washington Light Infantry will take part in a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9 am. The reading will be held at the Old Exchange Building at 122 East Bay Street.
After a presentation by local historian Dr. Nic Butler of the Charleston County Library, the following individuals will read the Declaration of Independence:
- Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg
- Former Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley, Jr.
- Lieutenant General Colby M. Broadwater, III USA (ret)
- Colonel Joseph Dawson, Commandant of the Military Magnet High School
- Major General Abraham Turner, retired US Army and former Commander of USATC
- Major General Henry I. Siegling, Commander of the Washington Light Infantry
- Hon. Justice Costa Pleicones, Retired Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
- Mr. Tony Youmans, Director of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Building
- Ms. Abigail Youmans, daughter of Tony and Stephany Youmans
- Ms. Brittany V. Lavelle Tulla, Architectural Historian and Professor at the College of Charleston
- Mr. Grahame Long, Director of House Museums at the Historic Charleston Foundation
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