Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Notable Statues On Security Travels Itinerary

Being involved on a daily basis in the research, design, development and delivery of perimeter security systems, it's natural that I gravitate towards anything relating to innovation and engineering.

If you read about the lives of some of the world's greatest inventors it can sometimes be an 'eye opener' - some did not achieve all that they wanted to and many had more failures than successes. Well, it seems that just as with invention, so it is with politics and I was reminded of this on my recent trip to South Carolina in the USA.

Whilst in the city of Columbia I came across 2 notable statues ....

George Washington

Strom Thurmond

Born 170 years apart, these were two very different men. History would remember them both in political terms but in very different ways. Yet they had a number of things in common. Both men were freemasons and both held a passionate belief in their own political vision. They were very much men of their time with their actions reflecting the moral and social conflicts of the ages in which they lived. Click on the links above to read more about the lives of these notable men in American history.

My 'Security Travels' to the United States never seem to fail in providing me with wonderful photographs and reasons to stop and think about their deeper meaning :) 

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