Now Playing:July 4th 2010 at The National Archives complete ceremony
Description: Washington, DC...On Sunday, July 4, the National Archives 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.