On this day in 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
It was the 15th national monument designation by the United States. But it’s been around for many years. What took so long?
Theodore Roosevelt described it this way
“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world… Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”
You can still be great but only be listed 15th. It doesn’t change your greatness. Don’t let your worth be determined by a list.