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Our emcee Allison Seymour, Morning News Anchor WUSA9, kicks off our celebration. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, and the Continental Color Guard will present the colors, followed by the fife and drum corps who will set the stage for our reading ceremony. The Reading Declaration of Independence will be read by our Founding Fathers and Mothers from the steps of its home at the National Archives.

Allison Seymour
Morning News Anchor WUSA9

Presentation of Colors
3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
The Old Guard
Continental Color Guard

National Anthem
D.C. Washington, LTC (ret.) U.S. Army

3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
The Old Guard
Fife and Drum Corps

Welcome Remarks
Debra Steidel Wall
Acting Archivist of the United States

Keynote Remarks
Rodney Slater
Vice Chair of the National Archives Foundation Board of Directors
and Former Secretary of Transportation

Declaration of Independence Reading
Abigail Adams, John Adams, James Forten, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Ned Hector, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington

D.C. Washington