Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 3
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July 4, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 3

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Sunday Gazette-Mail. Sunday, July 4,1971. Today-July 4,1976-you will witness an event to remember for the rest of your life The official celebration of Bicentennial Day marking the historic 200th anniversary of American independence. And you can own the official commemorative of that great event. The Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative Medal SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE. SOLID STERLING SILVER MEDAL of highest Proof quality. Portrays historic Fourth of July 1976 ceremony--and signing of Declaration of Independence 200 years ago. PRESENTATION ALBUM. Custom-designed display album provides permanent protection for the sterling silver Proof of the Official Bicentennial Day Medal and The Bicentennial Declaration. THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL DECLARATION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES. Bears the signatures of the President and Vice President of the United States, members of the President's Cabinet, the Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and the Governors of the 50 States. THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL DAY COMMEMORATIVE A Limited Edition. Issued by The Official Bicentennial Day Commission. Available only until July 31, 1976. Official issue price: $12. T oday --July 4, 1976 --you will witness the official celebration of Bicentennial Day--the 200th anniversary of the declaration of American Independence to the very day. You will see on television the historic ceremonies being held in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation. Ceremonies to be attended by President Gerald R. Ford and many other leaders of our great nation. You will experience the pride of being an American, as a unique and highly significant document--The Bicentennial Declaration of the People of the United States of America- becomes a permanent part of our country's historical heritage. This document, composed especially for the Bicentennial, reaffirms the principles of freedom and liberty originally set forth by our founding fathers. Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative So that American families may possess a lasting symbol of this momentous occasion, The Official Bicentennial Day Commission has authorized the issuance of an historic commemorative. This commemorative will include: 1. A solid sterling silver medal of highest Proof quality. The face of the medal will bear a finely-sculptured scene depicting the July Fourth ceremonies at Independence Hall. The reverse will portray the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that same hall 200 years ago to the very day. 1. The Bicentennial Declaration of the People of the United States of America, bearing the signatures of the President and Vice President of the United States, members of the President's Cabinet, the nine Supreme Court Justices, all the U.S. Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and the Governors of all 50 States. This is the only document in U.S. history ever to bear the signatures of the holders of all these high offices. 3. A handsome presentation album. This custom-designed album will hold and protect both the sterling silver medal and The Bicentennial Declaration of the People of the United States. It will also provide an appropriate means for displaying this important commemorative for family and friends. Thus, The Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative will be the most significant symbol, of the 200th anniversary of Independence Day. This commemorative is certain to become a legacy of unparalleled importance for future generations. If you acquire only one remembrance of our nation's Bicentennial, this will be the one to own. A Limited Edition The Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative will be produced in a single, limited edition. It is being made available only until the deadline date of July 31, 1976--and" will never be issued again. The Bicentennial Day Commission has appointed The Franklin Mint as official minter for the Bicentennial Day medal. The mint will strike these sterling silver medals and produce the commemorative on a nonprofit basis, as a public service. Ordering deadline: July 31, 1976 The issue price for each commemorative-including the sterling silver Proof medal and the Bicentennial Declaration in a deluxe presentation album--is S12. All orders should be sent to The Official Bicentennial Day Commission, P.O. Box 1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and must be postmarked by July 31, 1976, to be accepted. Because of the limited edition status of this official commemorative, any orders bearing later postmarks must be refused and returned. THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL DECLARATION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA "On the occasion of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the United States of America, we the undersigned do proudly reaffirm our dedication to the principles of Liberty, Justice and Freedom which led our forefathers to proclaim our nation's Independence two hundred years ago, on this day and in this place, ft is our unshakable belief that these principles, applied to the affairs of each generation by a Government which recognizes that it does indeed derive its just powers from the consent of the governed, will continue to secure our rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the centuries to come as it has in the two centuries gone by." JULY 4, 1776--JULY 4, 1976 INDEPENDENCE HALL, PHILADELPHIA The Official Bicentennial Day Commission has been organized under the auspices of the Bicentennial authorities of the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the purpose of officially commemorating Bicentennial Day, July 4, 1976, for all Americans. The Commission has appointed The Franklin Mint as official minter for the Bicentennial Day Medal. The Franklin Mint is America's largest private mint and is not affiliated with the U.S. Mint or any other government agency. r~ -ORDER FORM -THE OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL DAY COMMEMORATIVE Valid only if postmarked by July 31,1976 Official Bicentennial Day Commission P.O. Box 1976 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105 Please enter my order for-- w , Official Bicentennial Day Commemorative(s), each including the solid sterling silver Proof medal and The Bicentennial Declaration of the People of the United States, in a deluxe presentation album. The official issue price for each commemorative is SI2.* D I enclose S- as payment in full. *Plns mv state sales tax (Make check payable to: Bicentennial Day Commemorative) Mr. Mrs. Miss Address. City_ State, Zip_ Shipment will be made within 10 to 12 weeks from deadline date. 339

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