America has come a long way in our 245 years. We aren't perfect; but I feel very blessed and proud to be an American. A big shout out to those brave men who declared independence and formed a new country that has always embraced and stood for freedom. A big shout out to all the men and women of our military, past and present, who have fought to keep those freedoms firmly in place for all of us to enjoy. GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT I LOVE! And happy 4th of July y'all!
SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
It was not signed on July 4, 1776. Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, but it was not signed until August 2.
More than one copy of the Declaration of Independence exist.
Two additional copies of the Declaration of Independence have been discovered in the last 25 years. One was hidden behind a picture and purchased for $4 at a flea market then valued at over $8 million!
When news of the Declaration of Independence reached New York, it caused a riot.
Eight of the signers were born in the United Kingdom.
One signer later recanted.....under duress.
There was a 44-year difference between the oldest and the youngest signers.
The Declaration of Independence spent WWII in Fort Knox.
There is something written on the back of the Declaration of Independence.