One of my favorite Independence Day traditions is a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. I read it with my family as a reminder of what it is we’re celebrating. Below are two videos. The first one is of a public reading of the Declaration in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The second one will be a live broadcast of a dramatic reading put on by the National Archives. If you click on the second video it will display a countdown clock showing the time until the broadcast, which will be a little after 10 AM Friday.