"The New Americans"
This is the second piece in my "Our American Heritage" suite, a personal tribute to the courage, suffering and sacrifice of individuals who gave us our America.
History books tend to focus on facts and often overlook the personal drama that accompanied them.
The pilgrims are presented as somewhat austere individuals who simply sailed to the New World.
But they had to abandon the security and comfort of the only homes they knew to make a new home in an unknown wilderness.
To do this they had to cross dangerous seas in small wooden boats. Their only comfort and guide was their religious faith.
There are 4 sections to "The New Americans"
1. Sailing from Home
2. Hymn for Salvation from a Stormy Sea
3. Sighting Land and Hymn of Thanksgiving
4. A new Home
The entire suite is at: