Celebrate America and American Freedom in Central Park, July 4 at Noon
From Norm Siegel's website:
NORMAN TO HOST ANNUAL JULY 4th CELEBRATION IN CENTRAL PARK
NYS Senators Bill Perkins and Eric Adams, Reverend Billy, the Granny Peace Brigade and Grandmothers Against the War to join in public reading of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights at 12 Noon, Strawberry Fields, Central Park.
Come join Norman and friends for this annual July 4th celebration of the anniversary of US Independence and the birth of our civil rights and civil liberties. In addition to the actual text of these historic documents, Norman invites everyone to add their comments and observations to the mix. In years past, this has provided a spirited and memorable way to kick-off the July 4th festivities. Come join us and start your Fourth of July with Norman, Eric Adams, Bill Perkins, the incomparable Reverend Billy, New York’s famous peace-loving grannies and your New York neighbors.
Norman writes a column called "Civil liberties and U" for a group of WestchesterWeekly newspapers. Read his latest column: Fourth of July Message from Norman.
An excerpt from Norm Siegel's July 4th message:
Today, as we approach our 232nd birthday, it is important for all Americans to reflect on our heritage and to appreciate our constitutional system. Although they have some serious flaws, these documents collectively set forth wonderful and fundamental principles and values that our nation needs to adhere to more consistently. My mentor, Charles Morgan, Jr., a superb civil rights lawyer from Alabama, and a great American said in a speech " the Constitutional System–we should try it sometime." Morgan's theme was that if we only adhered to the principles and values in our constitutional system, our nation would be much better. He believed that no matter what problem arose, these American landmarks provided the guidelines for resolving them as a nation. Morgan was correct...
Happy 4th of July. Happy Independence.