Tag Archives: Fourth of July

Graphic of John Hancock including his signature.

HE SIGNED HIS JOHN HANCOCK RIGHT THERE, ON THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Granted, this was more prevalent in the days before electronic digital signatures, but you’ve probably heard the term at some point: “Sign your John Hancock right here!” As we celebrate the United States of America’s 246th birthday, no signature on the Declaration of Independence – our first Hallmark moment – stands out bigger, bolder and […]

Vintage postcard from the 4th of July, firecrackers.

HAPPY 245th BIRTHDAY TO ‘US’, AND OTHER STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON OTHER FOURTHS

The United States of America turns 245 years old today — with a healthy dose of Old Glory, bunting and barbecues, parades and picnics, fifes and fireworks. On July 4, 1776, 56 men including John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, and Secretary Charles Thomson signed those fighting words known as the Declaration of Independence. […]

The red, white, and blue blur of U.S. Flag Code etiquette

As we celebrate our nation’s 243rd birthday this Fourth of July, our patriotism will be evident with parades, picnics, patio barbecues, and pyrotechnics. So proudly we will hail, amid a sea of star-spangled banners. But in these heartfelt salutes to Old Glory, many might first want to familiarize themselves with the “dos” and “don’ts” of […]