It’s about being less provincial
Published 4:51 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In Saturday’s Providence Journal, it writes about featuring Rhode Island in your state-of-the-year promotion.
A bit of trivia: The state capitol dome in Providence is made of Georgia marble. It is one of only three free-standing domes in the world. St. Peters and the Taj Mahal are the other two.
Inside the dome are the words of the Roman philosopher, Tacitus: “Rara Temporum Felicitas Ubi Sentire Quae Velis Et Quod Velis Dicere Licet,” is translates to “It is a rare, happy moment in history, when you may think as you wish and to speak what you think.”
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Thank you for our dome and for teaching us to be less provincial and more open to learn about our great states, among which is the great State of Georgia!