Monday, October 25, 2010

Liberty Trees

Liberty Tree, St. John's College
From my email inbox today:
"Today is the anniversary of the Liberty Trees. In 1999, the last of the 13 Liberty Trees, one for each of the 13 original U.S. colonies, was cut down after being severely damaged by Hurricane Floyd. The 400-year-old tulip poplar on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, served as a rallying point in the 1770s for colonial patriots who desired freedom from British rule."

More about the Liberty Trees can be found here.

Maybe it's time to plant 50 new Liberty Trees so that we never forget what a priceless gift we have been given by those who went before us.  I would choose a Red Maple.  What a beautiful tree!  What is your favorite?


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