Today is a big day in Detroit. It’s the city’s 313th birthday (founding day?)! Why is 313 a significant year? It’s the city’s area code. Campus Martius was abuzz with activity to celebrate. A special concert, a butterfly tribute and McDonald’s hosted a tent where you could shoot hoops. Fun stuff but honestly not that different from the everyday and that’s the special part. This crowd you see isn’t here because it’s a special celebration, this is what Cadillac Square looks like every weekend that doesn’t have bad weather.
“Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus”
“We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes”
That’s Detroit’s motto. It dates to the 1805 fire that destroyed the city but it’s maintained its significance over the years. Right now the city is rising and it’s exciting to watch it happen.