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“Birthplace of democracy”

John F Kennedy Memorial
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Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Egham
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Astounded that nobody mentions the reason why this memorial is here. Just a slab of stone someone says. Of course this slab is on a acre of ground donated to the usa by the queen to mark the fact that magna Carte signed by King John in 1215 and formed the blueprint for the american constitution . Democracy is all important element of life and to retain it hundreds of thousands have lost their lives. There are 12 bronze chairs in the centre of the field in the park to symbolise the democratic process of law. The chairs are magnificent in their symbolism of forms of life and the freedom to pursue these endeavours. The awe and majesty of this simple sculpture will i am sure be lost on most but that in itself symbolises the simplicity of the gift of freedom

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

I had not realised that this memorial existed. Well worth a five minute diversion to see. An interesting piece of history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

If you have an hour spare it's worth a walk across the park to see the memorial but little else to do unless you picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

A short walk up the hill from the Runnymede plain to see the large slab of stone in memorial of John F kennedy with quotations from his inauguration speech.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting above the river Thames a short walk from the National Trust Car park.
Tricky access if you are disabled or have leg problems -uneven path.

Date of experience: July 2018
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