Kirk Cameron’s ‘Monumental’ movie brings attention to Forefathers, history and religion
Today’s showing of “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure”, a documentary by “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron, shines a spotlight on the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
“I approached this film not as an actor or a politician, but just as a dad with six children. The world they’re growing up in is rapidly changing, and it’s heading in a direction that is not good,” says Cameron on Monday’s Michael Medved radio show.
This film draws attention to the 81-foot tall monument that Cameron admits, “I didn’t even know existed.” A Boston architect, Hammatt Billings, conceived the monument (originally intended to be 150-feet tall), which is made entirely of granite. The original was reworked by a team of designers which included Alexander Doyle and Billings’ brother.
The statue is the heroic figure of “Faith” with her right hand pointing toward heaven and her left hand clutching the Bible. On four buttresses are seated figures symoblic of the principles upon which the Pilgrims founded their Commonwealth: Freedom, Morality, Law and Education.
Not recognized as a ‘Federal National Monument’ it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1974
The film also focuses on religion and history, Cameron is a bold statement to fix the “biggest problem in this country” which he states is “Apathy in the church.”
“Ronald Reagan said in his farewell address to the nation “Remember the Pilgrims. Never forget the Pilgrims.”
For showings and theaters details to see “Monumental” check out the website: http://www.monumentalmovie.com/