Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fact of the Day: Jefferson Epitaph

When Thomas Jefferson passed away, he had left instructions for the epitaph on his gravestone. Despite many notable roles in our nation's history (e.g. President, Vice President, Secretary of State), his final resting place makes no mention of it. Instead it mentions that he was the author of the Declaration of Independence, stood for religious liberty, and was the founder of the University of Virginia. 

14 comments:

  1. Had better things to write I guess

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  2. That I didn't know, Adam. I gave my Ange instructions for my epitath too: "I feel so blue boo hoo hoo". It's a first draft, of course.

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  3. I love all those guys.... founders of our constitution. As far as England was concerned, they were the terrorists.
    I'm visiting you from Pat's Birthday Rhyme.

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  4. Very interesting. My favorite tombstone is in Boston where you can go to a cemetery and read on a tombstone: I TOLD YOU I WAS SICK!

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  5. Very interesting fact, I did not know that.

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  6. Well now that's interesting, I wonder why that's so. Off to research...

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  7. He was an interesting man! Another great bit of Trivia.

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  8. I want mine to say "can I call you back in like five minutes?"

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