The Magna Carta Memorial Oak at Runnymede

This oak tree, planted with soil from Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, commemorates the bicentenary of the constitution of the United States of America. It stand in acknowledgement that the ideals of liberty  and justice embodied in the constitution trace their lineage through institutions of English law to the Magna Carta, sealed at Runnymede on June 15th, 1215. Planted December 2, 1987 by John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army of the United States of America.

The Magna Carta Memorial Oak at Runnymede

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 20th 2017

12 Responses to “The Magna Carta Memorial Oak at Runnymede”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Interesting. May the tree live long and remind all of its values.

  2. Ayush says:

    an inspirational shot of this place, CP.

  3. Should I ask Theresa May to export some soil from Runnymede to Brussels?
    So they can liberate us? ;)

    What? €20bn?!

  4. Sean Jeating says:

    Ha ha, and no brexiteer longing to be liberated ‘from Bruxelles’ seems to be noticing the mocking bird: A descendant of slaveholders and masters of genocide fed up with the self-proclaimed wave-rulers, when planting an oak refering to the Magna Carta. Ha ha ha.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is for the common man (human) to uphold liberty and peace. Most leaders can never do this because they become corrupted by the power that they have at their hands.

      If more people understood this they would realise that it was they that had the power. But sadly too many people are just sheeples that need to be led and are pap fed by the media of newspapers, magazines and endless news feeds. All lapped up and believed without a further thought from the sheeple.

  5. Barbara Rogerson says: