Philadelphia Freedom!

I just returned from a little vacation in Philadelphia. That’s me and the Liberty Bell. There is so much to see and learn in the city, we didn’t have enough time to do it all.

There is an entire museum dedicated to the Constitution. I could have spent three days there. Another is the The Museum of the American Revolution. They have the tent George Washington used as his headquarters during the war. Goose bumps! We didn’t have time to go into Independence Hall or see Betsy Ross’s house or many of the science, art and history museums Philly is famous for.

In the 1950’s the city passed a law saying all new buildings in the city had to designate 1% of their footprint to art. Art is everywhere! And it’s beautiful. We went into what is now Macy’s and once Wanamaker’s, to hear the worlds largest pipe organ being played. Amazing!

My point here is that there is so much about the birth of our nation that I don’t know. Our freedom has always been a struggle and will continue to be. In the end however, it’s a struggle worth fighting for. If you can’t get to Philadelphia, read a book about the founding of our country and how we got to where we are today. I’m all into the books because knowledge is power.

But here is the real reason for our trip and why understanding what is required of us as Americans is so important. That’s me and Richard and our great grandson, Carson.

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