The Liberty Tree Still Grows

It’s July 5th.  Inter-dependence Day.

(I’ve always thought that would be a good idea).


We just returned from a two-week drive to the spectacular Outer Banks (NC), back across green and gorgeous Virginia, and down along the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Since we seek out beauty in Nature (trails, wildlife, viewpoints) as well as historical sites (American experience, Civil Rights, etc), we arrived at Yorktown, VA for a visit to the American Revolution Museum.

The War for Independence ended at Yorktown in 1781.  And the American Experiment began.  We’re still experimenting.

One exhibit had a screen where you could type in your own message about the meaning of freedom.  The message would appear on lanterns hanging from the “Liberty Tree” (Thomas Paine wrote a poem about it).  You can see that Freethinkers are now included.

I’ll be posting more photos from this exploration soon.

 

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