Second Annual Reading Of The Declaration In Catoosa County Is Wednesday

Monday, July 1, 2013

In honor of Independence Day and celebration of the nation’s heritage of freedom, members of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are sponsoring a reading of the Declaration of Independence in courthouses around the state on Wednesday.   

This is in conjunction with similar readings being held that day by criminal defense groups across the nation.   

In Catoosa County, this will take place Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. on the lawn of the Catoosa County Courthouse in Ringgold.  All are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact local organizer, David Dunn, at

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