The Tree of Liberty

Driving through downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday 9/11 2008, stopped by the Ford Museum to find the Boy Scouts saluting the flag continuously throughout the day. What a wonderful demonstration of how we need to be reminded and remember…….As I sat on the ground and took these pictures I thought of the quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” The Americans who died in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania 7 years ago were Patriots because their memory reminds us of the price that has been paid throughout history for our liberty and freedom. I’m reminded today of the freedom I enjoy and the price that has been paid to grow and maintain the “tree of liberty.”