|241st Anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Uptown at Trade and Tryon. Plan to come out and celebrate this annual commemoration in Charlotte. The MeckDec celebration has hosted four former Presidents (Taft, Wilson, Eisenhower and Ford), military Generals, a First Lady and countless dignitaries. This year is the 100th anniversary of President Wilson’s visit to Charlotte for the MeckDec celebration in 1916.
We will celebrate the signing of the declaration, the spirit of our community and the distinct and rebellious history that binds our community together. Events will include Military and Colonial Re-enactors, Historical Readings, horses, military parades, cannon firing and good ol’ American-styled patriotic celebration of who we are as a people.
We are also unveiling a new historic marker in uptown honoring the signing of the Mecklenburg Resolves on May 31, 1775. The Resolves are the successor document to the MeckDec.
Don’t miss out on this free event celebrating Charlotte and its people!