WOODBURY – On the 241st anniversary of its creation, The Declaration of Independence was publicly read this morning at the Town Complex.
The reading was put on by the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee. All Woodbury residents were invited to attend.
The Declaration of Independence was originally set to be read indoors in the Shove Building. But with more than 100 people attending, it was instead read on the front steps of the Woodbury Public Library.
“I had no idea it would be this well attended,” said Lesa Peters, Chair of the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee. “I’m delighted that this many people have shown up.”
Peters said this is the first year she knows of that a public reading of the Declaration of Independence was held in Woodbury.
The good-sized turnout was also a pleasant surprise for first selectman Bill Butterly.
“This is the best holiday of the year,” Butterly said. “When I was a kid they used to have huge parades and everything. We’ve got away from that, and we got to get back to being united.”
For more, check out Just Woodbury’s photo gallery: Reading of the Declaration of Independence
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