Saturday, April 18, 2015
Name Philly Airport After Benjamin Franklin?
Here is a very special message from the Independence Hall Foundation:
This week marks the 225th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest men who ever lived, Philadelphia's own Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790).
Ben Franklin International Airport
Dr. Franklin's lifelong career as statesman, diplomat, politician, philosopher, scientist, inventor, author, humorist, and printer is beyond comparison.
Franklin wasn't simply his era's Steve Jobs. He was Steve Jobs,
Condoleezza Rice, Milton Friedman, Albert Einstein, Will Rogers,
Mark Twain, and John Quincy Adams contained in one human package.
The Independence Hall Foundation seeks to resurrect Franklin's prominence on the world stage by rechristening Philadelphia International Airport in his honor.
Philadelphia Magazine has published an online commentary by Foundation members Don Adams and Michael Johns promoting the Ben Franklin International Airport.
To read the commentary, we invite you to click on the following