Each year we celebrate the The Declaration of Independence with parades, backyard barbecues and fireworks. All good things but it is also a good thing now and then to re-read or re-listen to the words of this powerful document that has inspired people the world over.
Back in 2009, a bunch of well-known actors got together at Independence Hall in Philadelphia for a live reading of the Declaration, prefaced by a magnificent introduction from Morgan Freeman.
There is a video of the event produced by Norman Lear and Rob Reiner and it is worth your time to listen on this, the 241st anniversary, to one of the greatest documents in the history of humankind.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone.