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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

July 04, 2012 Posted by: Edward Fleming, Park Ranger

This July Fourth, as our nation celebrates the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, we should reflect on the 56 signers of this foundational decree.

 

Did You Know?

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The 56 columns that ring the World War II Memorial list the U.S. states and territories involved in the conflict. They are arranged in the order in which they joined the Union, alternating from one side to the other.