Public invited to revived July Fourth signers ceremony

Monday, July 2, 2012 12:12 PM
Last updated 9:35 PM
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Georgia’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence – George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett – will be honored during an informal July Fourth tribute at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The tribute will be at the Signers Monument on Greene Street in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Government Center, said James R. Hanby Sr., a 1989 graduate of Hephzibah High School and a justice of the peace in Wilmington, Del.

The event is open to the public, said Hanby, who is working to revive a tradition that ended several years ago.

“Once again this year, I am inviting all the folks throughout the CSRA to join us at the Signers Monument as we honor these men and the risk they took 236 years ago to give us our great nation,” he said. “Once upon a time, both the leaders of Augusta and the population at large thought it was important to honor them.”

Two of the three signers’ remains were moved to Augusta, where the Signers Monument was dedicated on July 4, 1848.

For more information, call Hanby at (302) 824-0186, or e-mail him at

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David Hopper
David Hopper 07/02/12 - 03:02 pm
I am going. I even made a

I am going. I even made a Facebook event out of it for the Honorable James R. Hanby, Sr. who is presiding.
What: Ceremony to Honor Georgia's Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Where: Signers Monument at the intersection of Monument and Greene Streets in front of the Augusta-Richmond County Government Center Building
When: 10 AM July 4, 2012
For more information contact: James R. Hanby, Sr. at 302-824-0186 or

Conservative Man
Conservative Man 07/02/12 - 04:44 pm
Will be there.

Great way to honor our signers on the 4th....

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