Scenic Sunday # 51: We Hold These Truths

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  November 18, 2000.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 18, 2000.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

The picture above may be more historic than scenic, but I think it is appropriate for this holiday weekend.  This is the room in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, in which the Declaration of Independence was signed.  That document laid out the fundamental promise and obligation of a new nation.

… We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. …

Two hundred and thirty three years later, work still needs to be done to reach that ideal.  But progress has been made and is being made.  The words of July 4, 1776, still define and animate the nation today.

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12 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 51: We Hold These Truths”

  1. gobsmacks Says:

    I enjoyed both blogs this morning. First time here and there. Nice post.

  2. Neal Says:

    Nice George, very nice.

  3. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very nice post from your photo of a special place.

  4. Rose Says:

    I agree, this is very fitting for the weekend. And it is so much a part of our world that we take for granted.

  5. Susie Says:

    I think it would be really neat to see this room in person. Great post for the 4th!

  6. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Doesn’t it fill you with awe and wonder to stand in this historic room? Great post for Independence Day.

  7. ChrisC Says:

    What a great post for this weekend!

  8. karin Says:

    What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing that picture. When did you visit this beautiful historic place?? Sure agree with you that ‘progress has been made and is being made’. Thank God for life, for liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May pursuit of my/our own happiness always include the happiness of others and be to the glory of God! Have a wonderful week-end!

  9. Valkyrien Says:

    Very fitting for this weekend! I don’t know much when or how about other countries independence days or national days – but I do know about the USA Independence day! Maybe because the Queen of Norway has her birthday on July 4th.!

    Great to see the room where it all happened!

  10. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Places like that give me goose bumps. You can almost feel the spirit of the place.
    Thanks so much for stopping by TNS and for your nice comment. I have admired your yard work from Betsy’s blog for a while now.

  11. Rambling Woods Says:

    It is very fitting George..we are so lucky in so many ways and we should never forget how we started…

  12. Suz Says:

    Perfectly fitting George!

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