It is hard to put a value on something that represents so much in one's life. In my childhood so many years ago, the Parthenon stood as the symbol for our regular family visits to Centennial Park. Then at Christmas the Parthenon was the backdrop for the lighted Christmas manger scene. We rarely went inside; it was just there. Back then we took it for granted, and it was not until I recently returned and visited the Parthenon, for the first time in decades, that I realized the incredible value that this facility has had for not only the residents of Nashville, but also its incredible value to the world as a vibrant history lesson in 3D. The Parthenon is probably at least part of the reason that Nashville is referred to as the Athens of the South, but its presence does more than provide the basis for a city description. It stands as a timeless symbol of culture and human development. It makes you think!