Philadelphia Historic District
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. – Thomas Paine
Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In this building on July 2, 1776, the Founding Fathers in the Continental Congress voted to approve the complete separation from Great Britain
The Liberty Bell at Philadelphia Visitor centre. The inscription says Proclaim liberty throughout the land, to all the inhabitants thereof. Leviticus 25:10
Re-visiting my photos from a trip to historic Philadelphia two years ago, I have collected some of them to honour the Founding Fathers and their groundbreaking work for freedom. I sincerely wish that the historic buildings and monuments will never be destroyed by ignorant vandals.
A view to The Carpenters Hall. Home to the First Continental Congress in 1774. The pastor of Christ Church opened the first American Congress with fervent prayer that the Founders never forgot.
Independence Hall where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were created and signed
A Park Ranger instructs us about the historical site. Hopefully, they guard the area closely now.
Washington’s Chair at the Assembly Room at Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Inside the Independence Hall in Philadelphia
“The Signer” in Philadelphia. They risked their lives by signing
“The Signer” at the American Philosophical Society close to Independence Hall
John Adams, Founding Father from Massachusetts. The nation’s first Vice President and second President. The painting is at The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of The United States in Philadelphia
Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said: “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain”
Thomas Paine (1737-1809). He wrote his Common Sense pamphlets to motivate and provoke Americans to take a stand for independence. The painting is at The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of The United States in Philadelphia
Thomas Jefferson from Virginia. He drafted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Signer and the third President of the U.S.A. His whole life, he pursued knowledge as a means of improving society. He was the founder of Virginia University. The painting is at The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of The United States in Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin, Congressman from Massachusetts. Born in Boston in 1706 and died in Philadelphia in 1817. One of the more prominent Founding Fathers. The painting is at The Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of The United States in Philadelphia
Christ Church at Historic Philadelphia
The grave-site of Benjamin Franklin at Christ Church. Seven of the Signers are buried there.
The Christ Church where many of the Founding Fathers worshipped, and Benjamin Franklin’s grave is situated on the graveyard. In the church, a stained glass, Patriots’ Window from 1910 shows the Founding Fathers who attended the church.
Yesterday, I found a song on the people’s General Flynn’s new social media account Parler. In a way, General Mike Flynn is leading the Second American Revolution right now. His Parler account cannot be shared but fortunately, YouTube has the song with
Lee Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band recorded simultaneously from many places in the U.S.A.
Lee Greenwood’s Home of the Free- God Bless America.