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Friday, February 14, 2014

A Lost Generation

Have you noticed that this generation of young people do not seem to know their history and that it is not being taught properly in the schools?  That means one simple conclusion: we are losing ourselves. Somehow, we are becoming a lost generation.  Recently, some archeological diggings in New York discovered a vast number of graves of immigrants. This discovery was a "revelation" of unknown history.  As our historical past is lost and the memory of the Fathers who framed the U. S. Constitution and the politicians and courts choose to ignore this document, our generation appears to be enroute to oblivion.  Eventually, the children will know nothing of the bravery of our soldiers in the wars, a Constitution which was fought for with blood, the migration of our families to this country.  It was all about freedom. Being free. Christopher Columbus becomes a rapist. The cotton gin was invented by a black persons. Thomas Jefferson was an indecent chap who mistreated slaves.  And so on.  I challenge everyone to read the history books of their children.  The now generation was those beatniks of the 1960's (now our presidents and politicians). They wanted everything now.  Okay, we all want everything now, but as we move into maturity, realize that worthwhile items arrive painstakingly slow and through personal diligence. But let us reflect for a moment on our ancestors.  After all, our ancestors sacrificed to deliver to us our freedoms.  Every family should discover these unique persons and the driving force which caused them to immigrate.  Some really good DNA got passed down. It seems to me that it is time to be proud of our heritage, to search through the old photographs, tell family stories and delve into the records for more information.  Children love family stories. It makes them laugh and have something to cherish.  We have family stories.  Let us tell them to our children, lest our generation be lost.  Search for your ancestors on Georgia Pioneers

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