Welcome to Awakenings

Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

America: Enchanting, Beautiful and Free

The premise behind Awakenings is to reopen the eyes of Americans to the awareness of those who laid the foundation and established the platform for America's freedom. It began over 400 years ago with the most significant landing in our nation's founding: Jamestown, Virginia, 1607. This significant point in time did not occur without sacrifice: lives of individuals, entire families and loved ones. And, sacrifices are still being made today to maintain that which was established centuries ago.

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America - land of enchantment,  America - the beautiful, 
America - land of the free

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Enchanted Land
Encountering land after many weeks at sea embraced an enchanting site!
The spirit of European exploration exalted its presence
in the most significant landing in our nation’s founding:
Jamestown, Virginia, 1607.
Visions of enchantment
Transcended from shore to shore
Awakening sleepy thoughts
Of adventures o’er and o’er
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Seekers and adventurers
Left families, loved ones behind
Marking the end of one era
A new beginning for mankind
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What was it they heartily sought
Across the raging perilous sea?
Was it peace and tranquility
Or simply a new life meant to be?
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Ferocious winds, hostile seas
Crushed the hull and tore at the sails
With strength, determination
Safe passage did at last prevail
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“Land ahoy!” echoed loudly
Along the horizon’s thin line
The journey to the new world
Ended as hands firmly entwined
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Ailing men, fathers and sons
Lined the deck toward their utopia
“Look at such magnificence
The land of enchantment—America!”

Oh, beautiful for heroes proved. . .
America - a symbol of freedom! 

 "We need an America with the wisdom of experience.
But we must not let America grow old in spirit."
- Hubert H. Humphrey