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Frank Visits Ben Franklin's Grave in Philadelphia

Published on June 27, 2012

Frank visits Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, the site of Benjamin Franklin's grave. He talks about why Franklin is a personal hero and in true Frank fashion gives us some little known details about his life.




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By Noel Ward on Jun 27, 2012

Nice piece, Frank. Well done!


By Chris Lynn on Jun 27, 2012

Nice tribute to a true polymath - it would have had to be 4 hours long, not 4 minutes, to do BF justice. Printer, statesman, businessman, inventor, scientist, author, philanthropist, philosopher, economist, politician...a hero for all of us.


By Paul White on Jun 27, 2012

Nicely done Frank! It's by interesting reflections like this that memories and deeds of truly great individuals are kept alive.


By Roger Lyngholm on Jun 27, 2012

Twas a curse and a blessing. Born on Jan.17, my life's work was foreordained, although the sum of the work paled in comparison with that of our patron saint. Thank you Frank, for taking the time to show us where Ben finally took up residence.


By Bob Neubauer on Jul 02, 2012

Nice tribute. I've passed here a number of times over the years and looked in at his grave, and all those coins sitting on it. Wonder who clears them off each night.


By Brian Seplow on Sep 16, 2012

A great tribute there, Frank. The last time I went to Philadelphia, I walked past Ben Franklin's grave and saw all the coins on there. I was with a tour guide and he said another reason why people throw coins on his grave is because Ben Franklin came up with the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned."


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