The phrase is inscribed on every LDS temple across the globe: “Holiness to the Lord.” It marks the space as sacred Mormon ground, as God’s house.
And it’s also found inside the Washington Monument.
The 555-foot-tall monument reopened last week after a three-year closure to fix cracked stones from a 2011 earthquake near the nation’s capital, and politicians heralded the original public-private partnership that helped build the obelisk as a tribute to America’s first president. A similar public-private effort went into checking, correcting and rechecking the 20,000 marble stones that make up the iconic American monument so it could open again.
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