We were in Manomet, MA last week for a deputation meeting. We took the opportunity to stop by Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower replica on our way out of town. Elaine is studying Early American History this year. I had been here in 1998 as a Sophomore in high school. Our youth group attended a Teen Holiness in Rhode Island, and since we flew into Boston we did some sightseeing. Though I knew Plymouth Rock was nothing spectacular, I tried to play it up as exciting for the kids. They were a little chilly in the wind without their jackets (yes – a nice old man reprimanded us for not wearing coats), and very unimpressed with what Plymouth Rock turned out to be!
As we drove up the hill to turn around, Ben noticed the Monument to the Fore Fathers through the trees. We never even knew this statue existed until we watch Kirk Cameron’s documentary, Monumental. You should definitely watch it and learn more about what each part of the statue represents, and get a glimpse into the founding of America! The kids were a little more impressed with the size of this monument than with Plymouth Rock!
Freedom is guarded by a soldier!