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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 24, 2008
CONTACT: Leif Bentsen, lbentsen@co.kitsap.wa.us
PHONE: 360 - 337 - 4883

KITSAP COUNTY CITIZENS SIGN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Celebrating our country's anniversary and reaffirming the belief that everyone is created equal and has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, members of the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners were joined by local citizens in signing an 8 foot wide, 40 foot tall Declaration of Independence banner at last night's county commissioners business meeting

The banner, which actually only has the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, has 7,000+ signatures from all over the world. Created by the county's Council for Human Rights in 2002, the banner quickly became too large to take to local community events and was retired.

However the three-story lobby in the county's new administration building makes it a perfect place for display and the banner has been brought out of retirement.

The public is invited to sign the 'Declaration of Independence' through July 7th. The county administration building is located at 619 Division Street in Port Orchard, is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

A video showing the signing is available on the Kitsap Sun newspaper website at:  http://www.kitsapsun.com/videos/detail/signing-declaration/
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