Statues - Hither & Thither
E Capitol Avenue
Our Forefather's Vision
We the People of the United States
in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure
the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty
to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the United States of America.
September 17, 1787
The second paragraph of the Declaration of Indenpendence, 1776:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,
Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Declaration of Independence – July 4, 1776
this monument, as designed by artist david cantrell,
depict the images of george washington, ben
franklin, james madison and alexander hamilton
signing the constitution of the united states. the
preamble to the constitution is superimposed on a map
of the world to signify the impact it has made on the
nations of the world. also pictured is independence
hall in philadelphia where the signing took place,
with the immortal words of the declaration of
independence inscribed below.
it is our hope that this monument will not just
special thanks to:
american constitution committee of sd
disabled american veterans - rapid city - chapter no. 3
monument board of directors
may 25, 1988
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