Old Glory Happy 4th of July

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Congress approved the wording of the Declaration on July 4 and then sent it to the printer. Whether John Hancock, as the elected President of the Second Continental Congress, or anyone else signed the document that day is unknown, because that document has been lost — presumably destroyed in the printing process. Hancock's name and that of a witness do appear on the typeset broadside that was published within a few days. On August 2 in the following month, an engrossed document in script form was signed by Hancock and other delegates.



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    Great shot, Cindy.

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  • Connie Lemperle 7y

    Beautiful capture! Happy 4th of July to you!
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  • Luv 2 Flickr 7y

    Thanks for the info for those of us who don't live in the U.S. And a great shot of your beautiful flag! Happy 4th of July, Cindy!
  • Jill Buschlen 7y

    NIce. Happy 4th of July. Great info.
  • Holly 7y

    Have a happy holiday!!!
  • Betsy J... 7y

    Love to see our beautiful flag displayed. So many have given so much that it might fly in freedom. Have a wonderful 4th.
  • 2-Dog-Farm 7y

    I love it ! Have a fantastic, safe and fun 4th of July!
  • Jerry 7y

    Wonderful, Kacey...and a Happy 4th to you, also!...:o)
  • ABMJG 7y

    Thanks for sharing, have a fun 4th

  • RUTH 7y

    Fantastic !!!
  • Tina 7y

    I enjoyed reading the history you attached to this. Great shot too!

  • Sally Van Natta 7y

    Great shot and commentary -- perfect July 4 image!
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