The events of this past week are still freshly resounding in my ears. Do you feel threatened? Do you feel challenged?
Whenever I think about the challenges that lay ahead and think of all that must be done in our country, I’m reminded of the sacrifices made by those that have gone before us. The previous post (on this blog) was a very small attempt to bring your attention to those who have made sacrifices. Those that have gone before us. The Statue of Liberty has been the symbol of freedom as much as any other in the world. Liberty, freedom, a new start, the opportunity of a life time.
A couple of years ago I created the Seal of Liberty Society. It’s purpose was to help others share their principles and values. The liberty is the freedom to express them. One cannot be held accountable for principles and values that aren’t stated. The Seal of Liberty Society is a place where you can not only take upon you the principles and values as established and agreed upon by all those who are members, but you can also share additional principles and values. Here’s mine.
Everywhere we look today their are signs and symbols. Actually, these all represent something. My belief is that if we let them, we can allow those that have gone before us to share their principles and values with us. The hint as to what those principles and values are have been left for us to view, ponder, discuss and apply. They are meant to show us the way. Pick for yourself those symbols that have meaning in your life and allow them to remind you of who you are, who you want to become and most of all the principles and values you hold dear.
Do you believe in Freedom and Liberty?
Notes: This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918. It’s amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists! And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. It is 18,000 men at a training camp at Camp Dodge , in Iowa .
EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!
What a priceless gift from our grandfathers, great-grandfathers and great-great-grandfathers!
FACTS: Base to Shoulder: 150 feet Right Arm: 340 feet Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet Right thumb: 35 feet Thickest part of body: 29 feet Left hand length: 30 feet Face: 60 feet Nose: 21 feet Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet Torch and flame combined: 980 feet Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000 Number of men in torch: 2,800 Number of men in right arm: 1,200 Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000
Total men: 18,000
Oh yeah, the tweets part. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty is on Twitter (@statuelibrtynps)? Those that respond for her include park rangers that give info and add photos from time to time. Go ahead and tweet her.