Saturday, July 04, 2015

(Photos) Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills: Birth of Liberty mosaic

Late last year Mrs. Marathon Pundit and Little Marathon Pundit visited the famous Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills cemetery in Los Angeles, where many well known actors are buried.

The mosaic is 162 feet long and 28 feet high and it is the largest mosaic of a historical nature in America. It is composed of ten million pieces of Venetian glass and depicts 25 scenes of early America--from 1619 through 1776.

"God gave us liberty. Those who forsake God, lose their liberty."

The mosaic from a distance with those Hollywood Hills.

This part of the mosaic commemorates the first legislative meeting in 1619 in Jamestown.

The left half of the mosaic--the caption is from Galatians: "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free."

The signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Liberty Chapel--yes, it's outdoors but this is southern California. Carved on the granite is a passage from the Declaration of Independence.
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.
Related posts:

(Photos) Lincoln Terrace at Forest Lawn Cemetery--Hollywood Hills

Old North Church at Forest Lawn Cemetery--Hollywood Hills

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