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Declaration of Independence

by Ty Ford

This is a performance/reading of the Declaration of Independence by Ty Ford. It is just under ten minutes long. Great for July 4th Celebrations.
Genre: Spoken Word: Inspirational
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This ten-minute long document changed the world. Great for July 4th celebrations.

Three years ago I was asked to do the announcing from the Bosley Avenue Stage of the Towson July 4th Parade; one of Baltimore’s longest standing July 4th Parades. Each parade participant submits a script that is read as they pass by the stand. I’ve been a voiceover professional for over 30 years. Doing this live is a very busy, but very fun job!

After two years I was promoted to the Main Stage on Washington Avenue. Last year, I noticed that there was a gap between the Bike Rush (moms, dads and kids on decorated bicycles) and the main parade because the bikes move faster than the walking or marching paraders.

I learned that the Main Stage had been filling that gap with marches and other orchestral instrumentals. I suggested that a reading of the Declaration of Independence would remind people why we were here. Many people, myself included, hadn’t read the Declaration Of Independence since we were grade school, if we did then. Did any of us remember more than the first few sentences?

As I read it again, I quickly realized that the Declaration of Independence is as formidable today as it was when it was written. It is why we are The United States Of America! Reading it today is like a history lesson in what it took for the colonies to come together as one. In and of itself, getting that many US citizens to agree on anything is a remarkable feat. These were serious and troubled times. Every point is spelled out in detail.

I think that somewhere in every Independence Day Celebration there should be time set aside for a reading of the Declaration Of Independence to remind us of who we are and where we’ve come from. The head of the Towson Parade Committee gave me thumbs up, so I will begin a new tradition this year here in Baltimore.

God bless The USA. God bless us all.



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