“I’ve heard the names of the signers before, but this time I was really listening,” Eddie explained.
He and his 14-year-old sister, Mary, and their dad, the Rev. Dr. Will Robinson, were taking part in the 22nd annual Ringing of the Bells in front of the Salem Civic Center. As he has for eight years, Dr. Robinson gave the invocation.
Years ago, Dr. Jeanne Hanson came up with the idea of a Fourth of July celebration remembering the real reason for the day, the signing of the Declaration, and recalling the patriots who put their names to the document. She wanted to make sure that people of all ages know and remember the reason for the Fourth of July.
The youngest who came to this year’s celebration…