― The premise behind Awakenings is to reopen the eyes of Americans to the awareness of those who laid the foundation and established the platform for America's freedom. It began over 400 years ago with the most significant landing in our nation's founding: Jamestown, Virginia, 1607. This significant point in time did not occur without sacrifice: lives of individuals, entire families and loved ones. And, sacrifices are still being made today to maintain that which was established centuries ago. [...].