Ancestors of the Faithful Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Did you see the TV commercial July 4, 2017 where Ancestry.com recruited 29 real ancestors of the Declaration of Independence signers to recreate John Trumbull’s iconic painting of the historic moment of its signing?
“In addition to celebrating and illuminating both America’s history and its present-day diversity, we want to use this moment to illustrate the incredible discoveries that await when we look back into our own past: the learnings, insights and connections that can inspire our future, individually and collectively,” adds Tim Gordon, executive creative director, Droga5.
As the staging of the people in the painting takes place, individual descendants recite parts of the revolutionary opening lines of the Declaration. It is dramatically powerful!
True To The Faith
This commercial reminds me of the words to a beloved hymn in our church’s LDS Hymnbook, “True To The Faith:”