July 4, 1776 - July 4, 2010
It was not easy to get and keep. Who were the very brave 56 men we refer to as our Founding Fathers, and what happened to them?
Fifty-six men from each of the original 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Nine of the signers were immigrants, two were brothers and two were cousins. One was an orphan. The average age of a signer was 45. Benjamin Franklin was the oldest delegate at 70. The youngest was Thomas Lynch Jr. of South Carolina at 27.