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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.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Never, Ever Give Up!

Can you imagine the outcome if your, my, our ancestors had given up hope, lost all faith, abandoned the courage necessary on coming to America, then, ultimately winning America's freedom?

 Hope Faith Courage represent the founding of America!

Hope for an improved life
Faith, the Christian cornerstone
Courage to overcome

Voyage to America
 A strong-willed people from very diverse backgrounds crossed treacherous waters, enduring hardships unimaginable to us today. Hope, faith, and courage remained resolute even in the face of overwhelming challenges.

 Hope for an improved life
 Led ships to set sail for America
 Why did they leave their homes
 Those ancestors of our generation?

Great fortunes some would seek
 While others simply settled for freedom
 All were hard-working folks
 Laborers with varied education

Some traveled as prisoners
 Many were indentured servants
 Each hoped for a better life
 Built on faith’s determination


 Faith the Christian cornerstone
 Inspired stabilization of belief
 Preparing for the unexpected
 Confirmed watchful eyes of conviction


 Enormous challenges emerged
 Within an era of self-belief
 All answered their call to duty
 When courage was commonplace

Courage to overcome
 Took strength larger than life
 An innate part of who they were
 Hearts and minds did embrace


Thousands of years of descendants
 Left their mark for generations to come
 Enduring sickness and hardships
 With perseverance and innovation

Each has a name, a family
 And they are still all together
 So who do they proclaim to be?
 Our ancestors—Our foundation

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This was only the beginning... 

Since that first voyage America has fought in the name of freedom. Sacrifice after sacrifice has been made and continues to be made for all the freedoms America has to offer. All it takes is belief and the
desire to live a dream!

Each of us plays a part in the name of sacrifice but none like a veteran of our armed forces. While many may not believe in you, there is always the belief in yourself. Then, there comes along that one person who believes in you, too!