Friday, October 2, 2009
A Nation is Born
On Wednesday we went into downtown Philadelphia to tour Independence National Historical Park with our tour guide, Greg. Our tour began at Independence Hall where our official tour guide (Ranger) gave our group a brief history of what we were about to see. Eventually we were led to the very room where our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were created and signed by the Continental Congress. How these affluent, wealthy men risked everything; life, liberty, and wealth to create our great nation is unimaginable in today's world. I don't see how any American could visit Independence Hall and not be awestruck by the magic of this experience. It has certainly left a lasting impression on me.
The very room where our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. George Washington sat in the center chair (I sure hope they got their facts straight; everywhere I go George seems to have slept there) The Liberty Bell is show cased in a separate building opposite Independence Hall. Its perfect placement allows anyone with a camera to take home a beautiful photograph. Tour guide, Greg, and Mom at the Love Fountain with City Hall in the Background. Philadelphia is a World Class City. Every where you look you can find beauty, color and stunning architecture. Martha and Terry at the Love Fountain