What Makes America Beautiful?
American Freedom and the History that Made it Real
America definitely has physical beauty but it also has a strong patriotic beauty found in historic roots because of the people who founded America and gave this great country a strong foundation.
You have probably heard many times before that freedom is not free. At Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, this statement becomes very real when walking through and observing the endless acres of graves containing the remains of American heroes who died to keep America free.
In recent decades, there has been a movement to distort the true history of America. I will share some of that history that some are hoping to remove. Many modern day assumptions about our founding fathers are totally untrue.
History is easily found in Washington D.C. Tours of many historic monuments, statues, and memorials, that represent the roots of America, are found throughout the city.
America is Beautiful because of the people who believed in her future and gave their lives for America to be free. America's founding fathers are still speaking today through the true history that must not be altered.
Washington D.C. is Packed with American History
When thinking of visiting the capital city of the United States, many historical points of interest may pop into your mind. These include the obvious ones like the White House, the Capital, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial . . . and the list goes on. The first trip my family made to Washington DC back in May 2001 included all those sites and more.
However the second visit to this area included more of the state of Maryland and places in Washington DC we missed the first time because of time restraints or because some current sites were not there in 2001 prior to 911.
This picture is from our second visit; it is of the famous Iwo Jima statue from World War II. Although we visited Arlington National Cemetery both trips, this was one of the cemetery sites we missed the first time.
The Guarded Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Where Valor Rests - Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
An Awe Inspiring Site that We Visited on Both Trips to Washington D.C.
This beautiful area displays acres and acres of monuments, each a symbol of sacrifice and courage to fellow Americans and their family members who served the United States of America in self-sacrificing ways.
From the guarded tomb of the unknown soldier to a more recent monument giving tribute to 911, every final resting place encountered provokes feelings of gratitude as you honor their courageous memory. Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful place honoring the brave who gave their all for America and freedom.
Each grave represents a fellow-American we, each as Americans, are connected to with our shared history of God and Country and our love of freedom. An America we each have the responsibility to preserve and protect as it was passed on to us.
If you have never visited Arlington National Cemetery, I hope you will have the privilege some day of feeling the power of the experience.
Changing of the Guard for The Unknown Soldier
Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for Pentagon Victims of 911
Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day
Material Relevant to American History
Why is it so important to know our country's history?
Often cultures that choose to ignore historic problems are destined to repeat those problems and relive the consequences. But learning from the past can lead to a brighter tomorrow.
Learning from history is never a waste of time.
Washington Monument in the Background and as a Gravemarker
Iwo Jima Memorial
U.S. Capitol Tour with David Barton - Remember America's Real History that Many are Trying to Wipe Away
America's indisputable Christian history and heritage are part of her strong roots. Our true history must be remembered.
- U.S. Capital Tours with David Barton
A surprising part of U.S. history that some would prefer we forget and bury with our forefathers.
Following are Six Points in American History That Some are Trying to Bury and Pretend Never Where Part of Our American Heritage
A Photo of the 1st Bible Printed in America
The 1st Holy Bible printed in English was printed by the U.S. Congress in 1782.
That 1st English printing of the Holy Bible came with an inscription by U.S. Congress recommending its use in our Public Schools and that it also be used by the inhabitants of the United States.
Click on Bible to visit website
If people renewed their mind daily with the word of their Creator, the world would indeed be a better place~DLAlexander
American History Point #1
Secularism between church and the US Capital did not exist until recent decades.
The Jefferson Memorial
American History Point #2
Thomas Jefferson attended church at the U.S. Capital during his eight years as President. He ordered the U.S. Marine Corps Band to play the music for the worship services he attended there.
American History Point #3
Thomas Jefferson donated public funds for mission work to spread the Gospel.
American History Point #4
President James A. Garfield was a minister of the Gospel, preaching revival during the 2nd Great Awakening.
American History Point #5
In 1857, the U.S. Capital was the largest church in the United States.
The U.S. Capital
American History Point #6
29 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence held seminary (Bible School) degrees.
Patrick Henry - An American Patriot
Do you remember Patrick Henry?
How Can Americans Serve the U.S.A.?
This Year on Election Day in November, All Eligible Americans Can Serve America by Exercising Their Right and Privilege to Vote
American Election Day
Will you vote in the next American Presidential Election?
All photos are my own, except intro photo purchased at bigstockphoto.com & Holy Bible photo linked to original site.