Annual Independence Day Readings

VPIS has sponsored and organized a reading of our founding documents for over 35 years on the fourth of July. This year we will be holding the readings on the fourth of July, at 12 noon, in the City Chambers at City Hall 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA.

It will last about one hour.  Please join us.

Typically citizens take turns reading these documents:

Fairfax Resolves

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Bill of Rights

Declaration of Independence

Emancipation Proclamation

Pledge of Allegiance

Emancipation Proclamation

13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments to the United Stated Constitution

Here is a copy of the booklet used in past readings: VPIS Independence Day Readings

The 2020 reading was provided as a video due to Covid-19 precautions. See the video below and follow along with the readings booklet.