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Traditional Geocache

Freedom Lives

A cache by 3pear
Hidden : 9/11/2011
In Illinois, United States
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Terrain for this one really depends if you come from the side of the hill away from the bike trail it will be a bit harder. The container is a very small plastic tube TWEEZERS NEEDED TO REMOVE LOG!!!

As we admired the view from this hilltop on 9-11-11, and saw the Willis Tower in distant Chicago, our thoughts were mixed: sadness and remembrances of the events of 10 years ago, coupled with thankfulness for the blessings we have and freedoms retained (exemplified by family and friend being able to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon worry free out geocaching. Feel free to post any quote in your log as you feel appropriate.

"Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty." Samuel Adams

"I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it." Alexis de Tocqueville

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." Thomas Jefferson

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."John F. Kennedy

"There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom." George W. Bush

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Churchill

"When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect." Adlai Stevenson

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." Douglas MacArthur

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." Winston Churchill

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." Abraham Lincoln
"From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring. But not only that: Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Paine

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." Dwight Eisenhower

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-- Thomas Jefferson

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Last Updated: on 6/13/2014 1:35:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:35 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum