The City of Birmingham was honored this July 4th in the City of Philadelphia.
The historic Pennsylvania city honored Birmingham in their Welcome America 4th of July Celebration.
Birmingham Mayor William Bell attended and was invited to read the Declaration of Independence to the more that 60,000 people at Independence Hall.
"It is such an honor to be included in such a historic celebration. We thank Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia and we invite them to join us in Birmingham in September for Empowerment Week," said Mayor Bell.
Mayor Bell was also a part of the parade on a float dedicated to Birmingham and 50 years forward.