Philadelphia and Benjamin Franklin are synonymous. The latter is everywhere, from statues to memorials and other tributes.
Philadelphia is the fifth most populous city in the United States. It is known as the New York City of the East–which I don’t doubt.
Most of all, it is known as the “City of Brotherly Love.” Philo means LOVE; Adelphos means BROTHER. There, youve got Philadelphia. Its a city thats founded by William Penn who envisioned the city where anyone–of any color– could live in harmony and peace.
Benjamin Franklin is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. His presence is everywhere, especially, if you are walking around the Old City. That guy is brilliant and talented! He’s a polymath-an expert in a number of significant areas. He’s an author, a scientist, a politician, a theorist, a musician, inventor, statements, activist, etc… So, its no wonder hes THE guy immortalized in a 100-dollar bill. Remember that movie, Slumdog Millionaire?
At Franklin’s Institute Science Institute, theres a presentation of some of Bens scientific theories which children would love it.
“A penny saved is a penny earned,” said Franklin. At his tomb (Christ Church Burial Ground), people who visit or pass by his tomb (together with his wife), throw a penny to look for inspiration and for good luck.
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