We understand and respect that some of the images depicted in the ad are jarring. However, the small data point of people who objected to some of the imagery in the ad does not represent the total viewership. Not even close. We have received an outpouring of support on social media for the ad and its simple, powerful message: All that is past is prologue. Our ad is meant to walk viewers backwards through time, challenging them to reflect on how our collective history and struggles shape who we are as Americans today. We cannot forget our sacrifices or our tragedies even as we celebrate our accomplishments. Colonial Williamsburg does not shy away from these difficult moments in our history because they have made us who we are just as surely as our many triumphs.
A LOOK INTO THE CONVERSATION
— JT (@ArgoZep) February 8, 2016
@colonialwmsburg is correct 9/11 is part of our history. We cannot erase it. Do you react this way to footage of Pearl Harbor?
— Kimberly Holman (@latrmikibr) February 8, 2016
— jennifer (@jennileeci) February 8, 2016
@colonialwmsburg your commercial is PERFECT. Can’t wait to share it with my students!!!!
— Dan Jones (@WoodPgeTurner) February 7, 2016
I am so into @colonialwmsburg‘s Super Bowl ad and its entire existence.
— Jaime Green (@jaimealyse) February 7, 2016