Take a look at this brief clip of the final vote for the Declaration as portrayed in the HBO mini-series, John Adams,

This 4th of July, please take a moment to remember the courage demonstrated by the men who signed the Declaration. History tells us that many of them faced serious hardships in the years ahead. Follow this link to a brief article that attempts to separate fact from fiction regarding their fates.

Let us never forget the example they set and let it inspire us to stand up with courage for liberty today.