Do you know the Real Reason Behind the Fourth of July ? - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Do you know the Real Reason Behind the Fourth of July ?

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It was July 2 that 56 men Declared freedom from Britain.  Two days later, July 4th came as a celebration across the colonies-- the main reason for our current celebration. News Channel 6's Courtney Elledge took this and some other facts to the street.


Elledge asks,"How many men signed the Declaration of independence?"

John Parsons says, "Help, can I call a friend"

It was 56 men who crossed the t's and dotted the I's signing the Declaration of Independence at independence hall, in Philadelphia. But, not everyone knows that.

John Parson says, "Let's see, 76"

Courtney Elledge asks, "And when did we declare our independence?"

Lamberson answers, 1876? Gosh, I mean 1776 I was 100 years off, I told you I'm horrible with history."

And for those who don't know every answer they still have patriotism.

Tony Graves sings,"Oh say can you see! By the dawns early light, what so proudly we hailed... You're not going to get me to sing the whole thing!

For every wrong response today, there was a correct one to balance it out.

Courtney Elledge reporting, "Here are so more facts and trivia for you! Name the three men from Augusta, Georgia that signed the declaration of independence?

If you can't think about it right away, no worries. The first one was George Walton, Button Gwinnett, and Lyman Hall."

On a positive note, each random candidate knew that our flag has 50 stars. In fact, the first flag was sewn by Betsy Ross.

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