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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.

Monday, November 30, 2015


In September, Awakenings sister site catnipoflife posted a short piece on moments considered unforgettable. catnip reflected upon tranquil scenes and the beauty encountered when Flying Over America.

Remembered time and time again
Embedded dramatic, iconic images
Symbols of excitement and joy
Inspiring, mesmerizing, unforgettable
Awakenings will now look at some December moments that make historical connections to the past and present, on into the future. Patriotically speaking some can be classified as Defining Moments establishing, often shifting, the course of history.
In the first week of December, here are but a few...
 The birth of the modern American Civil Rights Movement

"Back in the Spirits" 

  Do you recognize this iconic picture?


1,177 sailors and marines of 1,512 crewmen on board died 
Our December States
Of course, we would not be a nation without the establishment of the United States of America. See how many you recognize. Then, click the image or date to check out each state's history and splendor.
 21st state to join the union
"Nature Steals the Scene"
1st state of the United States of America
"Breathtaking Vistas"

20th state admitted to the Union
"Where History Runs Deep"
December 10, 1817

19th state admitted to the Union
"Sights Met with Wonder"
December 11, 1816

 2nd state to join the Union
"Freedom Rings"

 22nd state admitted to the Union
 "Echoes from the Heart of Dixie"

3rd state to join the Union
"Industry, Immigrants & Innovation"
December 18, 1787

29th state to join the Union 
"Epic Lands"

28th State Admitted to the Union  
"Authentic Western Snapshots (amid Colors of Splendor)"

Then, there are those moments that hit at the Heart of America. This one is a love story...one of our own wounded warriors home from Afghanistan.  

 Have you followed this soldier's story? 

For each of us, what is deemed unforgettable differs. For some, it is all in the name of love, whereas for others, it is unconditionally patriotic. It may be a nature experience, a walk with Mother Naturepanoramic scenery or minuscule patterns or even the depiction of natural disasters. The possibilities are indeed endless.
What do you consider your unforgettable moments?

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