Present the Key to the City

The “Key to the City” is bestowed upon distinguished persons and honored guests of a City. The practice of presenting a key to an individual may be traced back to medieval times, when admission into a city was hampered by many legal restrictions, as well as by walls and locked gates. The key symbolized free entry. In today’s world, the act of giving the Key of a City is symbolic, since city has no gates to unlock.
key plaque

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