Fourth of July Daily Delawhere [7.4.14]

Filed in Delaware by on July 4, 2014

Caesar Rodney was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He rode overnight from New Castle to Philadelphia, through a thunderstorm, to cast the deciding vote in favor of independence by Delaware’s delegates, thereby clinching unanimity among the colonies. His ride is memorialized in this statue in Rodney Square.

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  1. Rhonda H Tuman says:

    Is that it? That’s all you can say about Caesar Rodney and Delaware’s role in independence?

  2. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    Little known fact: On his last ride out of Wilmington, for refurbishing, his head was knocked off by a bridge overpass.

  3. bamboozer says:

    Remember it well, pity the resounding Bang! followed by “what the hell was that?” was not recorded for posterity.

  4. gtw says:

    Where are the patriots today?

  5. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    Patriots are everywhere. Lots in the service.