Many of us assume that George Washington's signature is on The Declaration of Independence, but it is not.
He was not in Philadelphia when the declaration was adopted.
George was up in New York with his troops.
There were a total of 56 delegates who signed the Declaration.
On July 9, in New York, George Washington ordered the declaration to be read aloud to his men.
After hearing that the colonies had been declared "free and independent states," the troops destroyed a statue of King George III.
Later, the statue was melted down and molded into bullets for the Continental Army.