Thomas Jefferson was buried at Monticello, his home. His epitaph, which he wrote, lists what he views as his three chief accomplishments.
- The Declaration of Independence
- Guarantee of religious freedom to the citizens of Virginia
- The University of Virginia
President of the United States didn't make the top three.
For all his faults - which were many and substantial - Jefferson understood and exemplified what it meant to be a citizen statesman.
Happy Fourth of July to all celebrating.