God bless that through the freedom granted through our forefathers and founding fathers, that the people of the United States of America will never perish; and all obligations that go along with protecting our freedom!!!

A prayer and a moment of silence…

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by Katharine Lee Bates. Released in 1893 in Colorado

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!


O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!


O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


Happy Forefathers’ Day ! !


With the recent Forefathers’ Day, we honor our forefathers and our founding fathers admirably, that the care the forefathers taken upon themselves to instill freedom and integrity, for the beginning of our great country! Remember them to keep our flag flying high! There is a lot of responsibility that goes along with keeping freedom ringing in each and every American’s life! Throughout the many years–our forefathers, our founding fathers, our veterans, those who believe in the privilege of the right to freedom keep the kindling for our great country, and the freedom that is symbolized through that flying flag. Our founding fathers are celebrated every time we see the Constitution work for us! Every American is so special–every second, minute and hour. Remember our forefathers; keep the flag for what it stands for. . .Be proud to be an American! The legacy lives on and on. . .

A Brief History:
Origination: Forefathers’ Day is a day dedicated to celebrate the those original set of people who instilled the beginning of the United States of America to commemorate the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Evolution:  Forefathers’ Day commemorates the landing of the pilgrim fathers on the day December 21, 1620. The Old Colony Club of Plymouth, Massachusetts, introduced the observance of the day in 1769. The town observes the holiday on December 22nd every year, unless it falls on a Sunday. It is then celebrated on the following day to be on Monday.

Traditions: Traditions formulated in 1769 at the Old Colony Club recognize the forefathers with a celebration that begins at 6:00 a.m. with a march by members to the top of Cole’s Hill next to Massasoit’s statue. Also, a proclamation is read in order to honor the forefathers, and then a ritual firing of the Club’s cannon. The Old Colony Club and the Mayflower Society celebrate with a succotash dinner to symbolize the first celebration. In Plymouth, succotash is served as a broth that contains large pieces of fowl and meat sliced at the table. The Old Colony Club didn’t call the forefathers the term pilgrims. In the mid-1800s, from New England to Los Angeles, churches and other organizations celebrated the day with meals they that called “New England” dinners. The speeches were a reflection on the lessons that the years since the Plymouth settlers arrived have evolved, and let others recount their histories.

Importance: Our forefathers were the ones who struggled for our country and sacrificed their lives, in order to establish a country so free as the United States of America. The flag was designed to represent that freedom, and we need to remember those who died for the country.

More Recently: Descendants of the Mayflower originally formed the Old Colony Club to established honor of the Forefathers and created the day on December 22, 1769. When the calendar was converted to the Gregorian calendar, the original anniversary of the landing was interpreted to December 22nd instead of the original December 21st. There were two noted celebrations that occurred a century apart. The first one was in 1820, when the Pilgrim Society held its first celebration at First Parish Church, where Daniel Webster spoke about the pilgrims, putting Plymouth Rock into the the patriotic spotlight by making it the landmark it is. The largest Forefathers’ Day celebration took place in the year 1920 with President Woodrow Wilson, when he proclaimed the day as Pilgrims’ Day on December 21st that year.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

The original Forefathers are obviously Pilgrims. Here are two lists of Forefathers. the first being a list of popular pilgrims from the Mayflower in the year 1620:

  • John Alden
  • Isaac and Mary (Norris) Allerton, and children Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary
  • John Allerton
  • John and Eleanor Billington, and sons John and Francis
  • William and Dorothy (May) Bradford
  • William and Mary Brewster, and children Love and Wrestling
  • Richard Britteridge
  • Peter Browne

The Funding Fathers are the second set of Forefathers. The seven most popular Founding Fathers are:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Jay
  • James Madison

The Present:
America has come a very long way, making it to its 402nd year this year, and to officially almost its 247th year! The quarter of a millennium celebration is only nearly three and a half more years from now! With unity and a Higher Power, there is hope. . .

The Future:
We need to preserve the foundation of the United States. Without a solid foundation, our country is doomed to exist with the freedoms we enjoy. Don’t take anything for granted. Love our children! We will NEVER, ever forget the freedom for which the flag and the Statue of Liberty stands for!

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