George Washington Reads The Declaration of Independence

Hi Friends:

I have written much about the question of, if it weren’t for sporting events, or if we weren’t in a school … how often would we hear the National Anthem, how often would we see, read, or hear those founding documents of our country … such as “The Declaration of Independence?” About, not long ago, we had to memorize-and say aloud-such things as the “Preamble” or “Gettysburg Address?” Etc.

So … here is the reading of “The Declaration of Independence,” which was the way the History Channel closed out its recent mini-series, “Sons of Liberty.”
I was able to find this version … with sub-titles … so that we could also read the words, as Jason O’Mara ended his portrayal of George Washington in the series …

Here is how the History Channel described the series: “A dramatic interpretation of events,” and that the goal of the miniseries was “to capture the spirit of the time, convey the personalities of the main characters, and focus on real events that have shaped our past.”

Do I wish they didn’t include some of the scenes?
Of course … But, how about this list of characters:
Ben Barnes as Samuel “Sam” Adams
Marton Csokas as General Thomas Gage
Ryan Eggold as Dr. Joseph Warren
Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere
Rafe Spall as John Hancock
Henry Thomas as John Adams
Jason O’Mara as George Washington
Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin
Emily Berrington as Margaret Kemble Gage
Sean Gilder as Thomas Hutchinson
Kevin J. Ryan as John Pitcairn
Shane Taylor as Captain Thomas Preston
Jimmy Akingbola as Peter Salem

Here’s the way the series ended:
And, in a real sense … how we began:

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