CAPITAL JOURNEY – WASHINGTON DC – THE GEORGE MASON STATUE.

You  all  are  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Washington  DC .

The  four  of  you  have  lost  count  of  how  many  statues ,  memorials ,  monuments  and  museums  that  you’ve  seen  since  you  arrived  in  town .

You’re  going  to  see  the  Jefferson  Memorial  today .

It’s  a  long  walk  from  where  you  all  just  left ,  but  since  it’s  a  nice  day  and  the  cherry  blossoms  are  out ,  the  four  of  you  don’t  mind  the  long  walk .

Before  you  reach  the  Jefferson  Memorial ,  you  all  notice  a  statue  of  a  man  seated  on  a  bench .

His  hat  and  his  cane  are  on  one  side  of  him ,  and  on  the  other  side  seems  to  be  a  book .

He  seems  to  be  smiling ,  sort  of .

You  all  figure  he  could  be  smiling  at  what  a  really  beautiful  day  it  is ,  or  he  could  be  contemplating  the  meaning  of  life .

One  of  you  thinks  this  has  to  be  a  statue  of  Sir  Issac  Newton  or  some  other  great  philosopher .

You  bend  down  to  see  just  who  this  gentleman  is .

He’s  not  a  philosopher ,  he’s  one  of  the  signers  of  the  Declaration  of  Independence  from  Virginia ,  George  Mason .

You  all  don’t  remember  his  name  from  American  History  class  but  one  of  you  does  remember  hearing  his  name  from  somewhere .

”  George  Mason .  You  know ,  like the  school .  George  Mason  University . “, she  says .

Now  you  all  remember .

This  is  a  30  Plus  Teams  Tour ,  after all .

You  all  remember  the  name  from  the  men’s  basketball  team  in the  college  basketball  tournament .

You  know ,  the  one  that’s  known  as  ”  March  Madness  ” ? FB_IMG_1491648500538

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