President Lyndon Johnson is credited on this plaque for unveiling in 1966.
Winston-Salem, NC -- What city in the United States was the first to celebrate our independence on the 4th of July? Philadelphia? Boston? Nope. It's Old Salem.
On this historical day, the first ever celebration was held right here in Old Salem. And did you know, all you have to do is look down to see a memory of the first celebration.
"I would encourage them to look down...At our age we look down so we don't fall," said the Lee family.
"We didn't know before we came. It's just after we came and we've taken so many tours and look at so many historical accounts," said Jack Orum, Old Salem visitor.
Tayler Cox "So, apparently the Moravians are the only ones who documented the celebration," said Tayler Cox at Old Salem's visitor center.
And recently, someone found another bronze plaque cast in their basement. This plaque also commemorated, the first official 4th of July celebration.
President Lyndon B. Johnson was supposed to unveil this one on July 4, 1966. But noted on a White house document and said he wanted to vacation for the holiday in either Texas or California.
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