Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in Washington DC. Guarded by marines

Independence Day 2019

Preserving the Charters of Freedom By Emmet Pierce – Abridged Written on parchment, the original copy of the Declaration of Independence is encased in a titanium and aluminum frame and secured behind bulletproof glass and plastic laminate. Each night the Declaration is lowered into an underground vault. “It took five years and $5 million to…