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Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Twenty-one years ago, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence.

Below is the original text of the Declaration, alongside photos of the NPR staff members and contributors who performed the reading.

The music for this year's reading is "Dawn at Yorktown" by Eric Weinberg.

Declaration Of Independence

Below is the original text of the Declaration of Independence, along with photos of the NPR staff members and contributors who performed the reading.

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