Not sure what the image is driving at - of course Abe represents America's past to an extent - but overall, I think you're headed in a bunch of directions here. Of course, not all are inappropriate - the palm charts are great, the eagle (while kind of lost in the mix), brings history to mind as well... I'm just not sure where this message is going. A feast of possibilities. Visually very engaging, if a tad bit lost on narrative.
I struggled with the word "Preservation" and the only two things I could think of over and over were peach preserves and Lincoln saying, "we must preserve the union!". Shot in the dark. Haha!