The kids did the Junior Ranger program through the National Park Service and got to collect trading cards and had a booklet to fill out at different locations to earn a Junior Ranger Badge.
At the Liberty Bell they had to unscramble the following words..."Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof" from Leviticus 25:10.
I thought it ironic, how far the divide is now between what the founders thought Liberty and Freedom was to where people are content to live with now.
At Independence Hall they learned that the founders meet together to discuss first whether to break a way from England. "When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them..."
Betsy Ross's house. Not part of the National Park Service, but we drove by on our way out of Philadelphia so that my niece, who had a read a book about her could see the house.
I have a lot I could say about being there yesterday, on such a day. But I don't have clear words yet. My heart is saddened at the thought of where we started from and where we seem now to be content to live.