Sons of American Revolution Celebrate Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Leesburg 

The Sgt. Maj. John Champe Chapter of the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution led a commemoration of the 246th anniversary of the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the Leesburg courthouse steps on Saturday.

The recently signed Declaration was read from the doorway of the original courthouse on Aug. 12, 1776, by the county sheriff. Parts of the document reflect the sentiments put forth in the Loudoun Resolves, adopted two years earlier.  

Leaders from chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Children of the American Revolution and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk took part in reading the Declaration of Independence in front of the Spirit of Loudoun, the Revolutionary War monument in the courthouse square, along with ringing of a 1/3-scale Liberty Bell.

The Sons of the American Revolution also presented to resolution to Burk, who also took part in the commemoration of the Loudoun Resolves, thanking her for her support.

2 thoughts on “Sons of American Revolution Celebrate Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Leesburg 

  • 2022-08-15 at 11:24 am
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    I have a special place in my heart for the Sons of the American Revolution. When I was a senior in high school, they bestowed upon me a citizenship award. I still have it in my living room. One of my proudest possessions. Happy Feast of the Assumption Loudoun!

  • 2022-08-15 at 1:17 pm
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    For the past two years, we’ve been bombarded with denunciations of the systemic racism of the USA and told the founding fathers were unmitigated racists and worse. Are we done with that now? Asking for a friend.

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