Friday, May 18, 2007

commemoration


commemoration, originally uploaded by Ed Karjala.

This past weekend, there was an event held in Jamestown, VA to commemorate the 400th anniversary of its founding. For those that are not aware, Jamestown was the first English settlement in the "new world" and its founding principles are considered to be the seed of democratic tradition that helped establish the United States.

My oldest son was part of a 24 person contingent from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH that represented the state in the 1607 voice choir. Here, a small section of choir is seen performing while the jumbo-tron behind them displays an American flag. There were certainly some goosebump moments.


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