On this day in history in 1776, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America from the British Empire was ratified by the Continental Congress.
|John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, painted in 1819, shows Thomas Jefferson (center, red vest) and the other drafters presenting their finished work to Congress. (via wikipedia)|
Happy birthday, America!
|Fireworks at the Washington Monument on Independence Day 1986|
photo taken by Staff Sergeant Lono Kollars of the US Air Force