A Christmas Story: Amazing Grace...
The '2016 Amazing Grace' commemorative ornament is a special ornament that celebrates the history of South Carolina and of the United States. Each ornament is signed by the artist and includes a scroll with the story of how this piece was created. It is a symbol of good will to all men; One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." 'Amazing Grace' is a great addition to any Christmas tree.
I then began to question myself aloud, "How can I love a man whom I have never met?" The answer, "It's because he has done so much for me." Congressman Lewis was also given my 'Amazing Grace' 2016 commemorative ornament. The ornament depicts a woman carrying, what seems to be a child wrapped in a blanket, on December 31, 1862; a very special evening for the enslaved Africans. It was the night before the Emancipation Proclamation took effect, freeing all the slaves in the Confederate states. The Amazing Grace ornament represents freedom for all; One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. I asked him to deliver another to the White House and the Congressman agreed. It is being presented special delivery to the White House for the Christmas tree by one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis. A man who has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. Congressman Lewis is someone whose dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress; "The conscience of the U.S. Congress,” as he is called. Roll Call magazine has said, "John Lewis is a genuine American hero and moral leader who commands widespread respect in the chamber.” I could not have asked of a better person to deliver 'Amazing Grace' to the White House.
Artist Sonja Griffin Evans
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