For the first time in American history, our officials are embarrassed about our heritage on the eve of a landmark anniversary. For two hundred years, Americans have recognized the importance of commemorating the providential goodness of the Lord through our nation’s birth at Jamestown. But for America’s 400th birthday, what should be a celebration of gratitude to the Lord is fast becoming an homage to revisionist historiography and political correctness. In fact, officials in Virginia have decided to ban the use of the word “celebration” in connection with the official Quadricentennial events.
Yet, by God’s grace, grateful Christians have an opportunity to officially celebrate America’s great heritage on her 400th birthday. On June 11-16, Vision Forum Ministries is seeking to rally Americans from shore to shore to come to Jamestown and remember the Ebenezer stones of God’s providence in our nation’s founding as part of a grand, week-long event — the Jamestown Quadricentennial: A Celebration of America’s Providential History.
This historic commemoration will highlight the important role Jamestown played in introducing the Christian common law to North America, establishing the first experiment in republican representative government, conducting America’s first Protestant Christian worship services and baptisms, and presiding over America’s first interracial marriage between Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
The Jamestown Quadricentennial will be held in the Jamestown / Williamsburg / Yorktown triangle and will include thrilling Faith and Freedom miniature history tours, games, boat and balloon rides, dramatic reenactments, fife and drum music, colonial firearms demonstrations, stirring orations from some of the greatest Christian speakers of our day, the exciting culmination of the Jamestown 400 National Treasure Hunt, and much more.
Join families from across America this June as we gather in Jamestown to give thanks to God for His kind Providence in the life of our nation.