Adults 16 and Older (7 Day Pass) $20 | 15 & Under, Active Military FREE Admission
Historic Jamestown Island
On Saturday, September 21st local churches surrounding Historic Jamestown Island are invited to a gathering at Jamestown Island called a Day of Remembrance. This event is being held to honor the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans that arrived in Virginia in August, 1619.
This gathering will include tribal leaders from both Virginia and Massachusetts, local and state government officials, Park Services and Jamestown Rediscovery officials, and local church leaders and their congregations. We are uniting for this special day in close proximity to where those first Africans stepped foot onto Jamestown soil.
This effort is a small step to encourage all in attendance of the freedoms we share due to the sacrifices our ancestors made at James Towne to pave the way.
Welcome / Honor / Purpose of Gathering: Reverend Wade Trump
Reflection of Days Significance: National Park Services
Acknowledgement of Reflection: Dr. Reginald Davis
Procession moves to Angela Site | Singing of the Hymn: Amazing Grace; Local Choir
Angela Site Overview: Jamestown Rediscovery
Procession moves to grave site | Flowers placed on graves
Procession moves to Hunt Shrine and 1609 Church
Communion in 1617 Church and Ringing of Bell
Reading of Scripture & Prayer: Dr. Ronald Ellis & Local Clergy
Community Fellowship will take place at the Welcome Honor Site - Free Food & Water