This online experience is presented by the National Archives Foundation
  • Greetings by WUSA9 News Anchor Allison Seymour
  • Presentation of colors by the Continental Color Guard*
  • Live performance of the National Anthem by Dr. Kimberly Hess and the Marymount University Chamber Singers
  • Performance by the Fife and Drum Corps*
  • Remarks by Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan
  • Keynote Speech by Senior Advisor to President of the Washington Commanders Doug Williams
  • Dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by costumed interpreters  portraying historical characters, including Abigail Adams, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Forten, John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington 
  • Live performance of “America the Beautiful” by Millicent Scarlett, Soprano

* Continental Color Guard and Fife and Drum Corps provided by U.S. 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard.