Bring with you sweet flow’rets from grove and from stream
Of things more than mortal your Franklin did dream
And beings not mortal shall lend you their aid
To deck the green grave where your Franklin is laid
Since 1791, when that line was sung at the graduation ceremonies of The Philadelphia Academy, walking to the gravesite of Benjamin Franklin has been a Philadelphia tradition. This Friday, January 17, 2020, that walk is the heart of a day of wonderful Franklin activities.
Jane and I will be there, and look forward to seeing everyone else! The procession meets at 11:15 at the American Philosophical Society.
Details at www.franklincelebration.org.