Bulletproof Glass Used in Declaration of Independence Preservation

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We found it appropriate at this time of year, in honor of Independence Day, to highlight a few interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence. Did you know…

  • Benjamin Franklin was the oldest signer of the document at age 70.
  • Steps to preserve the Declaration of Independence were not taken until 1951 when the document was sealed in a bronze, bullet proof glass case at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
  • Independence Day was not declared a legal holiday until 1944.

Read more interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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