Houston, Texas – June 30, 2022 – As part of our long history of celebrating the birth of this great democracy, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association will host the 13th annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 1,2022 at 11:00 AM.
“During this time when our highest court is stripping away rights of its citizens and there our those whose actions threaten the most fundamental ideals of our great nation, it is of the utmost importance that we remind ourselves of the words of our declaration of independence,” said Jed Silverman, HCCLA President.
The Reading of the Declaration of Independence by criminal defense lawyers is an annual tradition started by past president Robert Fickman. “Our Founding Fathers declared that they would not live under the tyranny of King George. In reading the Declaration, we annually remind ourselves and our community that as Americans, we will never live under the yoke of any tyrant or tyrants,” said Fickman.
Members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) will also be holding readings in front of courthouses across the state.
The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States and contains within its text the fundamental truths and unalienable rights that typify and embody the American way of life: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Please join us in honoring our nation’s most sacred document in the spirit of independence:
When: Friday, July 1, 2022
Where: Harris County Family Law Center
1115 Congress Street, Houston, Texas 77002
(southwest lawn of the courthouse) – in the event of rain, the reading will take place under the awning at the same location.
Time: 11:00 AM
Click here for more information about the history of the Readings and photos
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