As we entered the park, the vendors greeted the many guests. There were approximately 1000 folks in attendance enjoying the variety of wares, being enticed with the smells of grilled food waffling through the air. The drinks and fruit were cooling visibly; this was truly an outdoor festivity. People gathered in clusters, some watching the reenactors: the “freed African Americans" men, women and children discussing their evacuee plans, several other Hispanic and Native Americans proclaiming, “Viva!” while in the adjacent field the militia were conducting their marching regiments in cadence, and preparing for battle. It was indeed stimulating and very colorful. This interactive performance was the backdrop for the assembled reporters and curious onlookers. Truly The Fort Mose Historical Society had produced a creative multidimensional palette for this living museum experience.
Day celebrating our freedom @ Fort Mose, be sure to reference:
It was surreal watching the reenactment of The Battle of Bloody Mose, but it was a dream come true standing where our ancestors found refuge and were determined to remain free! And the unexpected gift our sharing with The St. Augustine Record's Reporter Sheldon Gardner and Sandra Ratley (Howard University) regarding our family connection to Ft. Mose was amazing! Read all about it:
God was showering His sweet blessing once again! And not only on my return trip home did I savor the wonderful day's memories, but I happily read all about it the next day's paper: The St. Agustine Reporter, imagine that!
Peace and Blessings, Linda Mose Meadows:
http://eyesoffaithmagazine.blogspot.com/ and the author of: The Blessedness of Believing: A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises