The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.
My American Experience
When did your family come to America? Can you trace your lineage back to the Pilgrims? Who in your family was the first to immigrate to the U.S.? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?
So, how important is Mayflower ancestry, really? To me, it’s a point of pride and reflection. Someone had the courage to make the equivalent of what would be a Mars mission today – and how many of you have signed up for that? Yet, they had a lot less information about their destination and the natives they would encounter.