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. . . Remembered Those Who Declared Us Free

Sunday, July 18, 2004; Page C02

. . . remembered those who declared us free. There are the famous few, but how many of us can name all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence? Here, each signer is memorialized with a facsimile of his signature, state and occupation. It's a peaceful stop along the Mall monument tour with its ducks and herons standing by and, if you catch it right, a nice cooling breeze coming down from the Washington Monument.

The signatures of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence are re-created on an island memorial in the Constitution Gardens lake. (Matt Sheehan -- The Washington Post)

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The memorial to the signers of the Declaration of Independence is on an island in the Constitution Gardens lake near 19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

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