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Photo showing excerpts from the Declaration of Independence that are carved into the wall of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

Weekly Gem #6 We mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honour.

Published 1/18/2015

Location:  This 'hidden gem' is in the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC (see Clue Me! beta map ).  The gem points out a detail that could give you chills if you think about what each person was willing to sacrifice for the betterment of all Americans. 

Clue

A Declaration's beginning and end

Description

Highly impactful excerpts from the Declaration of Independence

Why It's Interesting

Our nation's founders Mutually Pledged their Lives, their Fortunes, and their Sacred Honour, to protect the rights of all Americans to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.