‘Day of Declaration’ to be held Dec. 1

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 03:12 PM.

The vision came to James Wiley one early morning.

Wiley could see an assembly of folks at Centennial Park in Port St. Joe, surrounding the monument that commemorates the signing of Florida’s Constitution in December 1838.

There were microphones and speakers and songs of patriotism and faith.

“It just would not go away,” Wiley said of what he could only describe as his brain manifesting what was in his heart and soul. “I felt like I was being directed.

“I thought about those men gathering to sign the Florida Constitution and I wondered what we would do to honor God around that same time.”

That gave birth to the “Day of Declaration”, which will be held at Constitution Park beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The date does not exactly coincide with the signing of Florida’s Constitution, which occurred Dec. 3, but the weekend allowed greater flexibility in scheduling.

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