It may be Independence Day, but what people should that apply to? It should be to all, to everyone, every man, woman and child. We are all the same underneath. We are all human, we should all be treated that way. To bathe in the beauty of the sun while another bakes under its rays is not only unfair but selfish. How can anybody, especially the man who took up the opportunity to speak out on paper, forever immortalized in ink, be okay with inequality when the words he believes in stand for equality? It is sad to think that today, 236 years later, we still have not achieved the ideal. Somehow we all need to find it in ourselves to work a little harder, delve a little deeper, and love and respect a little more each passing day.
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.