Four years ago, when James Hanby Sr. organized downtown Augusta’s first annual event in honor of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, only nine people showed up – and six were family.
Last Independence Day, nearly 80 attended the ceremony at the
Signers Monument on Greene Street in front of the Augusta Municipal Building.
This year, the 1989 graduate of Hephzibah High School said he hopes to use that momentum to bring national attention and state acclaim to the event….
IF YOU GO
What: Ceremony honoring Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence
When: 9 a.m. Friday
Where: Signers Monument in front of the Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.
July 1, 2014
By: Wesley Brown