Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Philadelphia, The Origin Of Our Nation

Stone and I were excited to see the Liberty Bell, an iconic piece of history. We also visited Independence Hall where the Declaration Of Independence was signed.   Our first stop was to see the Liberty Bell, the symbol of freedom.  There was a long line that moved quickly into the museum that was built to house the bell.  Stone, Delia and I roamed through the institution, reading about the history, finally making it to the bell.  It was moving to stand so close to an iconic piece of history.  The inscription on the bell reads, "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof".
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell, PHILADELPHIA
Delia

lIBERTY BELL, PHILADELPHIA
Me with Stone
The Famous Liberty Bell
Height of the bell 3'
Circumference around the lip,  12'
Weight of the bell, 2080 lbs.

Independence Hall, Declaration Of Independence, Constitution Of The United States
Independence Hall

In 1776 the famous Liberty Bell was rung from the lower tower of Independence Hall.  The Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution of the United States was adopted and signed in this building.  Many decisions have been made in these rooms, among them the design of the American Flag.   Imagine standing on the same floor where  George Washington, Ben Franklin or John Hancock once stood.


Independence Hall, Declaration Of Independence, Philadelphia
Inside this room the Declaration Of Independence was signed.