The Fifty-Six Names of Freedom

Happy Independence Day!

Most of us know that Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Hancock left their mark on the Declaration of Independence, but what about the other 53 men who scribbled their names onto history? All of these men risked their lives for the independence of America. Some suffered for it; others were blessed to see their dream of a united, democratic republic come to fruition.

These are men who signed the Declaration of Independence…

…and these are their signatures:

Learn more about these men and their lives here (for short tidbits) and here (for biographies).

Whether you consider 1776 the United States of America’s birthday or not, everyone in the nation comes together on July 4th to celebrate freedom! Happy Birthday, US of A!

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