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Dunedin in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance

 
 
The American's Creed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
1. The American's Creed Marker
Inscription.  
The American's Creed
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States, a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I, therefore, believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
William Tyler Page

Reverse:
In Grateful Remembrance
To our ancestors, the men and women, who sacrificed their lives and fortunes to help establish American Independence during the American Revolution. By their brave valor, they secured a democracy in a republic, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity. May we always remember that it is our duty to our country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag,
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and to defend it against all enemies.
William Tyler Page

Dedicated to the residents of Dunedin, Florida
By: the Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Mrs. Woodrow Vinson Register "Aida", State Regent
1997-1999
Mrs. Sam Boren, State Chairman

 
Erected 1999 by the Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 28° 0.71′ N, 82° 47.497′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on Edgewater Drive (U.S. 19) south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in Edgewater Park, a four-acre waterfront city park located at Dunedin Marina. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Main Street, Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Votes For Women (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orange Belt Railway Station
In Grateful Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
2. In Grateful Remembrance Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. half a mile away); The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked (approx. half a mile away); Dunedin's African-American Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Willis S. Blatchley House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
 
More about this marker. The double-sided marker is capped on both sides by the logo of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Regarding The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance. "The American's Creed" was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives as the national creed of the United States of America on April 3, 1918. It was composed in 1917 by William Tyler Page, who worked in the capitol as Clerk of the House of Representatives.
 
The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
3. The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance Marker
The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
4. The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance Marker
Edgewater Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 14, 2011
5. Edgewater Park
Site of the marker
The American's Creed image. Click for full size.
6. The American's Creed
Handwritten and signed by William Tyler Page
Image courtesy of Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 7,280 times since then and 491 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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