What Symbols Represent America?
I was returning home from Vancouver via the U.S. Border Crossing in Washington State and encountered this sign. Iconic American landmarks welcomed our return home:
- The U.S. Flag
- The Statue of Liberty
- The U.S. Capitol Building
- Mount Rushmore
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- The Seattle Space Needle
While waiting for the endless queue to advance, I contemplated this sign for a bit. I suppose it’s because I do so much international travel, I don’t ever think about U.S. Travel. France has the Eiffel Tower, Australia the Opera House and Uluru, Egypt the Pyramids and the list goes on and on. But what represents America?
The Statue of Liberty for sure. But what about the St. Louis Arch? The Hollywood Sign? Independence Hall? The Grand Canyon? What is America to the outsider? What symbols do they associate with our country?
Somewhere in there, there is a philosophical message. Perhaps to better understand ourselves, we should think about what others see in us. Maybe? That’s a conversation for another day. Until then…
What other symbols do you think represent the United States? Do you agree with what was depicted on this sign? Share by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…!