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:

Bob Bushell said...

Nice to read.

Pat Hatt said...

Had better things to write I guess

fashion-meets-art said...

good to know!
lovely greets
Maren Anita

FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

Blue Grumpster said...

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.

Manzanita said...

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.

Maude Lynn said...

I guess that was enough!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Good things to be recognized for.

stephen Hayes said...

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!

Mary Kirkland said...

Very interesting fact, I did not know that.

ThePixie said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Interesting one, wonder why

Stephen Andrew said...

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