The 4th of July is a time to celebrate our freedom as ensured by the Declaration of Independence. The principle author of that document, Thomas Jefferson, is someone I have come to know much more about over the past several years of renovating and re-launching a hotel, The Jefferson, in Washington, DC.
A curious man, President Jefferson was an enthusiastic inventor of many practical items. We have taken great pride in designing a hotel we think Jefferson would have appreciated in terms of design and service. The property also hosts original Jefferson-signed documents and books on his favorite subjects. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to restore this beautiful property and tribute to our third president, located just steps from the White House.
It seems appropriate that President Jefferson passed away on July 4, the day he made famous, in 1826. On this Independence Day, let us take time to honor our founding fathers and all those who have served our country over the past 238 years to guarantee our freedom, particularly those who have served and continue to serve in our military.