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PRESS PHOTO BY DANA GRUBB Attendees recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the July 4 Declaration of Independence event in Bethlehem. See additional photos on page A2. PRESS PHOTO BY DANA GRUBB Attendees recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the July 4 Declaration of Independence event in Bethlehem. See additional photos on page A2.
Star Spangled Banner: Jean Beauchner, Terry Geiger and Donna Rovito, lead the singing of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the reading. Star Spangled Banner: Jean Beauchner, Terry Geiger and Donna Rovito, lead the singing of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the reading.
State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135th, begins reading the Declaration of Independence, State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135th, begins reading the Declaration of Independence, "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another ..."
Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury, is one of 10 area officials who participated in the fourth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day. The event was held in Bethlehem's Town Hall with about 60 people in attendance. Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury, is one of 10 area officials who participated in the fourth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day. The event was held in Bethlehem's Town Hall with about 60 people in attendance.

Area officials read the Declaration of Independence July 4

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by DANA GRUBB Special to The Press in Local News

The fourth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence was forced indoors due to inclement weather July 4 with 10 area officials reading the document in Bethlehem's Town Hall.

Bethlehem Attorney Thomas Carroll provided an introduction and concluding remarks, and State Rep. Steve Samuelson, E-135th, Dr. Christine Bongiorno, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, Lehigh County Sheriff candidate Joe Hanna, Bethlehem City Council candidate Michael Colon, Northampton County Councilman Hayden Phillips, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez, Northampton County Council candidate Matthew Dietz, Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio and Dean Browning read from the document created by Thomas Jefferson, which declared the United States of America's independence from England July 4, 1776.

Jean Beauchner, Terry Geiger and Donna Rovito provided vocal accompaniment on the national anthem and "America the Beautiful."