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Celebrate July 4 Online with the National Archives!

Join the National Archives for its first-ever virtual July 4th celebration! For 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States that includes a traditional reading ceremony of the Declaration of Independence on the Museum steps. This year, the National Archives will lift the words of the Declaration of Independence off of its well-worn pages and bring them to homes across the country online, while providing a host of educational activities for the whole family!


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