We all have a personal heritage of places and things that are special to us and our families and friends. The same quality of attachment applies to places valued by our local community, our state, our country and even the whole world.
Heritage consists of those things we have inherited and want to keep. These places and objects give us a sense of the past and of our cultural identity. They are the things we want to protect and pass on to future generations so that they too will understand what came before them.