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Out In the Street: Friday, July 1, 2011

Posted in Construction Law

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.