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July 4th 2010 at The National Archives complete ceremony

On Sunday, July 4, the National Archives in Washington, DC celebrated Independence Day with its annual ceremony, its first ever National Independence Day Parade float, and a brand new logo. The first ever National Archives Independence Day Parade Float featured the Declaration of Independence and other "National Treasures" from the holdings of the National Archives. This float launched the National Independence Day Parade in front of the National Archives Building. The float also featured a brand new National Archives logo. The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, was designed by noted architect John Russell Pope. Inspired by Pope's classical architecture and sculptural detail, the logo features a majestic stone eagle. The eagle symbolizes protection -- underscoring the role of the National Archives as guardian of this nation's records. For more information about this event and to see other public events at the National Archives, visit http://www.archives.gov/nae/news/featured-programs/. To see the latest expert lecture, book signing or rare film screening, check our calendar at http://www.archives.gov/calendar/. You can also watch events you've missed on our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/LZJ2Jx.
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