Tomorrow is Independence Day. The weather forecast is for occasional showers. Still we will make our way to Castle Island to watch the annual turning of USS Constitution. Another ritual we have on the 4th is to take out our collection of Great Historical Documents of America and look at two of the most important: Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
These are not full-size reproductions, but they were made from the actual ones in the National Archives. We like reading the actual text because there are not many historical documents of this magnitude which are written in English and that we can actually understand.
The quality of these reproduction are quite good. Certainly good enough to see the famous "John Hancock" signature on the Declaration of Independence.
If the weather cooperates, we'll do some low-key grilling outside. If not, we'll spend the afternoon inside watching National Treasure. To all our readers...have a great, safe, and happy July 4th weekend! [Permalink] - National Treasure