Patriot Camp IV America’s History from 1845 – 1869:
Last week flew by as children who were in groups of Pony Express Riders, Forty-Niners seeking gold, Homesteaders seeking land, Underground Railroaders who helped free slaves and Explorers of the Western Frontier, enjoyed twenty-minute periods at the Oasis snack area, Tool Shed craft room, the Battle Zone Game area [where they played inside the Confederate Hunley submarine, around the Union’s Eagle hot-air balloon and within the Choctaw and Cherokee teepees] with bow and suction-cup arrows, wooden guns with elastic bands, all the while listening to music written between 1845 and 1869. Each day all six classes went to the one-room schoolhouse three times for different faith-based lessons covering 1845-1869.
All lessons based on George Washington’s Vision given to him at Valley Forge which includes America’s second battle to be fought on our soil – The Civil War –
…”Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, ‘Son of the Republic,
the end of the century cometh, look and learn.’
At this the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from
Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land.
It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants
presently set themselves in battle array against each other.
As I continued looking I saw a bright angel, on whose
brow rested a crown of light,
on which was traced the word “Union,’ bearing the American
flag which he placed between the divided nation,
and said, ‘Remember ye are brethren.’ Instantly, the inhabitants, casting
from them their weapons became friends once more,
and united around the National Standard.”…
Tuesday we were blessed when our local Veterans [Glen Kellebrew, Randy Gavin, Keith Jefferson, Larry Gragg, Tommy King and George Matthews] came to the Opening session and demonstrated the meaning of each fold as it, our flag, is folded into a ‘triangle’ . . All are Biblical. Awesome!
At Friday’s Opening session and Closing session we once again were blessed by having Jake Wishard come, in full Confederate uniform [he participates in battle re-inactments]. He presented a wonderful power-point lesson about Arkansas and Arkansans in the Civil War. At the conclusion, he agreed to draw the winners of the Daisy BB guns – a Red Ryder and a pink version for girls. The winners are Peyton Garrison and Mylee Henley.
A good time was had by all.