Trumbull residents follow pandemic guidelines during annual Declaration of Independence reading

Dozens of people gathered at Trumbull's town green Saturday for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence.

News 12 Staff

Jul 4, 2020, 4:57 PM

Updated 1,442 days ago

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Dozens of people gathered at Trumbull's town green Saturday for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Organizers usually have two months to put the event together, but this year they had under two weeks because of the governor's guidelines due to the pandemic.
There was limited capacity, social distancing and plenty of masks at the event this year.
Trumbull Arts Commission Chairman Regina Butler co-hosted the event. She's lived in Trumbull her whole life and says her father was first selectman from 1974 to 1982.
According to Butler, most people in town say it’s their favorite day of the year and it has taken on a renewed importance this time around.
"I think more than ever people need to hear the words. I think that we have the right to protest, we also have the right to free assembly. I had a nightmare last night that nobody was going to show, but I'm thrilled to see this wonderful turnout. We had a lot of support on social media, we had a lot of support from the town. People love this day, people love the arts here in Trumbull," said Butler.
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