The National Monument to the Forefathers, located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, commemorates the Pilgrims, their planting the colony of Plymouth, and their contribution to the American nation at large.
This marvelous eighty-one-foot-tall granite structure contains in simple imagery the great wisdom of the Founding Era. The components of this monument teach us how we can preserve America as a shining city upon a hill, an example of liberty to the world. It is composed of numerous statues; the most prominent is the heroic figure of Faith, standing with her right hand pointed to the heavens and the other holding a Bible. At the base of the pedestal are four seated statues representing Morality, Law, Education, and Liberty – emblems of the principles upon which the Pilgrims built their Commonwealth, each also having a symbol referring to the Bible that Faith possesses.
One of the numerous engravings on the monument contains a quote from Governor William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation: “Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all praise.”
The monument provides us a matrix of liberty based upon the worldview of our forefathers. Their ideas gave birth to the most free, prosperous, virtuous, and just nation the world has ever seen. If we apply those same principles today and build according to the successful pattern, we can expect the same results.
To read more check out “The Forefathers Monument” on page 1294 of your Founders’ Bible! #bible #history #christianity #america #religion #foundingfathers #foundersbible – Founders Bible