It has been many years since Minutemen first appeared on the village green. On Thursday evening, July 4, we took a step back in time in downtown Logan to celebrate the origins of Independence Day and to pay honor to the 56 men who mutually pledged to each other, and to future generations of Americans, their lives, their fortune, and their Sacred Honor when they signed the Declaration of Independence. A very special thank you to Logan Mayor Greg Fraunfelter for welcoming those in attendance, to Brian Mason for opening the event with prayer, to Montanna Stringer for leading the Pledge of Allegiance, to Sharon Hardman for singing the National Anthem, to Jim Hiles, Ed Zell, and Bob Hill for reading the Declaration of Independence, to Jim and Bob for calling the role of the colonies and the names of the signers, to Hocking County Commissioner Jeffrey Dickerson for arranging for and ringing the Liberty Bell, to Bob Hill, Al Gummere, and Jim Hiles for firing the muskets, to Brian Mason for sharing information about the signers and the fates they faced, and to Sharon Hardman for closing the program by leading the audience in the singing of God Bless America. Also a special thank you to the Republican Women of Hocking County who were there to serve those in attendance with ice cream and cold water on a very warm evening. The Liberty Bell rang 13 times, once for each of the original colonies.