True friendship is a plant of slow growth that must withstand all the shocks of adversity….
Be courteous to all but intimate with few….
Those are wise words, from a wise man. Many more words have been said and you know what they say is true, that whatever words you speak always come back to haunt you, they just stay in the air when you utter them.
Now, I have always thought that a big man, not in stature, but in history and his deeds, should have a huge monolith erected on his behalf. That is why we have this one in the national Mall at the city of DC is so befitting for a man who played so big a role in the history of America. However, maybe with or without the monument, a few words about this great man will remain forever etched on our minds and when we are gone over yonder to the world beyond, our children will remember them.
Now, back to our tallest Obelisk in all of America, maybe the world too, it takes a whole 106 acres, perhaps more, but that is befitting of a General who fought in the Continental War and who was to become the first president of the USA. The construction started in 1848 and was finished in 1885. I hear that this Obelisk is indeed a marvel of architecture.
If you think you have heard it all, you think wrong. You will have to buy a ticket to go and see the monument and to take pictures there. Now, I know what you are thinking that because you are American, you should go there free of charge, but things do not just work that way. It has to be maintained, no? And do you mean that you cannot pay a few bucks to explore a structure made to honor your nation’s founding father? C’mon, it is a little price to pay for your country. Others shed blood so that you could be where you are now, a proud American.
Can you Locate the Monument?
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