Where it all began in Philadelphia
It was here at this place 234 years ago, this man, as duly elected Commander in chief of the Continental forces in 1775, met with the delegates of the colonies and signed the Declaration of Independence creating the 13 sovereign states. In the room where this took this place, I witnessed the ink stand used to sign that document. On April 30th, 1789, George Washington would take his Oath of Office at Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York as our First American President.
After the Declaration of Independence was signed and less than a year after the signing, this city would be occupied by British forces and many of it's citizens were killed and others became prisoners of war. Homes were burned or confiscated by these forces. Many American soldiers were buried here in a mass grave beneath this eternal flame and are now honored as our founding American heroes.
14 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the city of Philadelphia would become our new nation's temporary capital for a period of nearly 10 years while the permanent site on the Potomac was made ready.
It was a wonderful experience to revisit these sites and refresh my recollection of our great history.
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