Between June 11 and June 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson worked on the Declaration of Independence. It has become one of our nation’s most cherished symbols of liberty. Here in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people.

On July 4 at 9:30 a.m., the Washington Light lnfantry, Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon and the City of Charleston will sponsor a public reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Old Exchange. Portions of Broad, East Bay and State streets in the area will be closed for this event. All are asked to bring a chair if needed. After the reading, we will proceed to the burial site of John Rutledge, an original signer, at St. Philips Church and place a wreath.

We invite all to come to this great event. What a fantastic way to celebrate our founding and to be living in the greatest nation in the world — the United States of America.


Major General, S.C.


Washington Light Infantry

Meeting Street