“The great American legacy of FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY will soon be in the hands of our children”
American patriotism is alive a well today in the United States of America. We believe that the United States of America is truly a great country, not because of our ability to win wars, not because of our abundant natural resources, but because we share a common culture of laws, charity, freedom, liberty, hard work, dedication to family & spirituality and the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the betterment of the Nation as a whole. It is imperative that we pass these uniquely American values to the next generation, because “Soon It Will Be Their Choice.”
United States History is more than just a series of events and historical characters. It is a living and breathing entity which effects our Nation and our culture. One person can and does make a difference for the positive and for the negative. Through video, pictures, text and interaction, we describe how we are a product of history and that the United States of America, its culture and American Patriotism have been forged through a number of significant events that have created who we are today.
1) Provide a place for young Americans to learn about American Patriotism and to share their patriotic stories about America.
2) Distribute AmericanPrideeBook.com and StoriesofUSA.com to our youth, active military, veterans and those interested in learning about American Patriotism.
3) Educate our youth on how to become successful Americans.
AmericanPrideeBook.com and StoriesofUSA.com are not for or against any political party, race, gender or religion. Their purpose is to provide a brief history of America’s past, a forum for patriotic Americans to share their stories of what it means to be an American and an educational platform about how to be a successful American.
We believe that the United States of America is truly a great country, not because of our ability to win wars, not because of our abundant natural resources, but because we share a common culture of laws, charity, freedom, liberty, hard work, dedication to family & spirituality and the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the betterment of the Nation as a whole.
We encourage you to participate in viewing the ebook and telling your story. Please refrain from vulgar language. Comments and stories will be held for moderation.
History is more than just a series of events and historical characters. It is a living and breathing entity which effects everyone. Past events affect future events. One person can and does make a difference for the positive and for the negative.
Why Multiple Languages:
We do believe than a strong understanding of the English language is important to becoming a success in the United States of America. We also believe that it should not be a barrier to appreciating the values and culture that makes America great. If individuals truly want to become part of American society, they will do what it takes to communicate effectively. English, Spanish and French are languages spoken and understood by a significant percentage of the world’s population. That is why these languages have been chosen.
How it All Started:
Randy King had an essay contest for the entire student body at the Freedom Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 3 questions asked were:
1) What America means to me
2) What would do you want the future of America to look like
3) What do you feel the future of America will look like
The winners from each grade were recorded. Another student compiled the soundtrack and pictures to create the America Pride eBook.
Now that the eBook was completed, he wanted to find an effective way to distribute this to the active American service men and women. He just happened to show up at 8am at a print shop in La Habra, CA, by the name of University Printing. Waiting for the same printer was a person who designed and marketed websites by the name of Mike Beaumont. Mike, having previously met Randy about a year ago, begins a conversation. That conversation, which discussed some aspects of the project, lasted for about 45 minutes. Another meeting was scheduled in the afternoon at a local restaurant. After another hour long conversation, Mike had a good understanding of the goals that Randy had and formulated a plan on how to achieve them. At that point, Mike began to put his plan into action. After 2 solid weeks of research, website coding and an addition of a large amount of content, Mike created StoriesofUSA.com. Mike wanted to do more that just create a marketing piece for an ebook. He wanted to develop both a multimedia resource of American history and an interactive forum for Americans to tell their patriotic stories.
About the Author: Randy E. King
Randy spent much of his adult life working as a professional businessman within a very conservative community. Randy King, for 14 years was the top sales leader, and division/national manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: the largest business federation in the world. After leaving the Chamber, Randy founded his own successful business consulting companies, which focused on increasing productivity and greatly decreasing turnover. Randy has throughout his career been the keynote speaker for many Fortune 500 companies on selection, retention, and productivity. And is asked frequently to speak around the country at many chamber events, associations, business groups and non-profit organizations. He has been on hundreds of talk radio shows nationwide. He is the successful author of 5 business strategy development books and 4 audio CD’s.
About the Designer: Mike Beaumont
Mike grew up behind the Orange Curtain in conservative Orange County, California. He has always been focused on educating himself and serving the community. With over 7 years of formal university training, he has degrees in science (Bachelor’s Degree), technology (Master’s Degree) and education (Teaching Credential Program). He is constantly doing research in a large variety of fields, including: technology, science, math, education, history, linguistics and travel (in which he has seen much of America from sea to shining sea). He has also served as a senior board member on several business and non-profit organizations. He is currently self-employed providing services in website design, internet marketing, search engine optimization, computer troubleshooting and tutoring in science, math and technology.
Behind the Scenes:
Although both Randy and Mike grew up in conservative cultures, our goal was not to create a pro-conservative or anti-liberal political piece. Our goal is to create historical context for what it means to be American. We wanted to present information as factually as possible. This was difficult in some areas, especially with the Civil Rights Movement and the Indian Wars. These, along with the War on Terror and the Great Depression, were the most difficult areas to not get political. These areas cover some of the most controversial subjects that this Nation faces. There are very strong financial, political and emotional attachments to concepts such as: abortion, military action in Iraq, government spending and illegal immigration. These issues are not going to be resolved through this site. All we want to do is to provide context for how and why we have these disputes.
Tapestry of Life
Moments which are sewn together,
A journey of life to endeavor,
Like a quilt which covers a pathway,
Where the sun lights our day,
Patterned and imprinted minutes,
Endlessly repeating yet not quite infinite,
Some good some bad and in unique truth,
These are our moments laid bare from our youth,
Of time which has passed, right up to now,
Building a blanket of memory somehow,
Pinned to your Spirit, evolving your Self,
Your tapestry of life, your written wealth,
Defining your being are the moments you utilize,
The lessons you learn are what makes you wise,
Holding on to the frayed and loose threads,
The memories of living which circle my head,
Every action taken and recorded for recall,
Every positive and negative no matter how small,
All things are printed on this tapestry,
Can never be erased, you see.
Author: Kathleen Oakwood