Declaration Of Independence Reenactment Cancelled After No One Found With Sacred Honor In D.C.
Independence Day celebration in Washington D.C. was supposed to include a reenactment of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was to be held in the rose garden of the White House. All of the preparations had been made. But the event had to be cancelled.
The last line of America's launching document states, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." It was that line that pulled the plug on the reenactment. The organizers scoured the halls of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court, and could not find a single person with sacred honor.
Alexander Jennings, president of the National Celebration Committee says, "It was disappointing. We looked everywhere. We found people with life. We found people with fortunes. But we simply found no one in government with sacred honor. How can we honor the signing of such a great document without honorable people?"