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Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan speaks at Strawbery Banke’s American Celebration

PORTSMOUTH — “We hold these truths to be self-evident.”

The opening lines of the Declaration of Independence may be among the best known phrases in the country. In keeping with an annual tradition at Strawbery Banke Museum on the Fourth of July, Gov. Maggie Hassan read an abridged version of one of the nation’s most famous tomes to a crowd of about 50 people, who braved torrential rains to celebrate Independence Day. She follows many past governors, said Larry Yerdon, president and chief executive officer of Strawbery Banke.

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