Happy Birthday, America.
Twenty-three years ago, Morning Edition launched what has become an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence.
From LIFE, The Fourth of July, Back in the Day.
(Photo by Nat Farbman//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
July 4, 1954
National Geographic debunks 9 Fourth of July myths.
Illustration courtesy Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, Library of Congress.