December 26, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, with the hustle and bustle of Christmas winding down, I set my alarm for 6:00 AM, so I can go and visit a very special place that I heard about just two days earlier. That’s how it all started.
St Philips Church Cemetery is the resting place of two of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was just two blocks away from where I was staying.
I actually could see the church steeple out my front door it was very close.
I hadn’t realized that such greatness was within a quick moments stroll. With anticipation, I jumped up out of bed and headed out the door to grab a cup of coffee and pay my respects.
As fate would have it, an emergency arose. I had to instead, call for my car and rush home to the aid of a family member.
I never got the opportunity to pay my respects to Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who resides at the St. Philips Cemetery.
The Adventure of a Lifetime
I could not get the thought of knowing how close I was to one of the “Signers” out of my head. This led me to begin asking a few important questions that have sparked a journey, or rather the adventure of a lifetime…
- Where are our Founding Fathers buried?
- Have I passed their special places before without realizing it?
- Are these men no more than just footnotes in the history books?
- What relevance do these men play in our lives today?
I knew just then, how important it was to me. I knew I had to do the research and find out all I could about these brave men who once gave their live’s purpose for the cause of independence.
I couldn’t stop thinking about the subject, so I set out to do the research on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and uncover where they now rest and the role they still play in each of our lives today.
So here I am, setting out on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the true meaning of the “Signers” and how the path they laid out for us set the bar for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That path has led me to the creation of SignersTour.com. I challenge you to join me on my adventures and learn about the signers of the declaration of independence.
I would love your support in joining my mission to uncovering the true principles of what our country was founded upon.