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“Knowledge is power…”

(“knowledge is power” attributed to Francis Bacon and used at least twice by Thomas Jefferson in his written works.)

“I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness…Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [tyranny, oppression, etc.] and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”Thomas Jefferson, August 13, 1786

The University of Virginia from the steps of the Rotunda looking out onto the lawn of the Academical Village.
Designed and created by Thomas Jefferson.
The University of Virginia was founded in 1819.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Photo taken March 15, 2006

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Colonial back roads…

Off the beaten path
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Photo taken February 1, 2006


“They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps”

“Battle Hymn of the Republic” – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

From the steps of the United States Capitol Building, The National Mall at sundown. In view, the Smithsonian Institution to the left, the Washington Monument at the center rear, and the National Museum of Natural History to the right.
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Photo taken March 17, 2006


“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away…”

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away…” – General Douglas MacArthur, April 19, 1951

The Douglas MacArthur Memorial and Museum
MacArthur Square
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Photo taken on February 2, 2006


A Modern Reflection of the Past

Near Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in downtown Richmond, Virginia– a reflection I couldn’t pass up.

Photo taken February 2, 2006


Freedom isn’t Free

“Freedom Isn’t Free” – Up With People (1965)

The USS Battleship Wisconsin
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Photo taken February 2, 2006