Raise a glass: Its hard to believe that the July 4th Holiday is already here. If you live in the Philadelphia region and have never been, I urge you to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, located in Philadelphia’s Washington Square. During the Revolution, the Square was used as a mass grave for American Soldiers. To this day, their remains are often uncovered during renovation projects in the popular downtown park.
The tomb contains a plaque with a moving inscription:
“In unmarked graves within this square lie thousands of unknown soldiers of Washington’s Army who died of wounds and sickness during the Revolutionary War. Beneath this stone rests a soldier of Washington’s army who died to give you liberty.”
Think about those words this weekend and, of course, raise a glass to those unknown soldiers in Washington Square -and elsewhere – that died to give you the freedoms you enjoy.
Happy Fourth of July.