Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Founding Fathers in Prayer

Statues at Freedoms Foundation (a patriotic educational organization) depict George Washington seeking divine counsel, and Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin in a group prayer to the Almighty. Other statues, including Lincoln, on the grounds.

Freedoms Foundation

Address:
1601 Valley Forge Rd, Valley Forge, PA
Directions:
Freedoms Foundation, on Route 23 just outside of Phoenixville.
Phone:
610-933-8825
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General Washington prays.

Founding Fathers in Prayer

Quiet place, nice for reflection.

[Katie, 08/24/2017]

Praying Founding Fathers.

Praying Founding Fathers Statues

While most statues of America's Founding Fathers depict military prowess and confident leadership, two statues on the grounds of the Freedoms Foundation show their softer, vulnerable side. At the top of the hill in the amphitheater, a larger-than-life Washington kneels in prayer. Just off the circle on the way into the complex, the writers of the Declaration of Independence gather together for divine inspiration.

For those visitors looking for the more standard poses, there's also Washington on a horse and Lincoln orating. There are also two large slabs, one featuring The Bill of Responsibilities, that includes some handy tips for "members of a free society."

[Kim Newell, 08/02/2014]
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