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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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While you gather with family and friends, eat, watch the game- consider this-

The first thanksgiving in America did not involve Pilgrims, Plymouth, or New England.berkley-plantation.jpg

It took place in Charles City County, VIRGINIA, at Berkeley Plantation.
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December 4th, 1619. On safely arriving in Virginia, the leader of the new colony ordered a day of prayer and thanksgiving for their safe arrival. Not a year later, but on arrival. On the banks of the James River. This was formally recognized by President John Kennedy in the 1960s. This was 2 years prior to the settlers in Plymouth Colony.

Berkeley was also the home of two US Presidents, and the site where the bugle call "Taps" was created. berkeley_plantation_harrison_home.jpg

As you gather with friends and family this year, spare a minute for the memory of people that were facing an immense task- settling an entire country- but took the time to say thanks.

Y'all have a good day- and thanks.


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Thanks for the history lesson C3. Happy thanksgiving to you and your's.


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Cool lesson C3! I've always found it interesting how these things get distorted over the years.
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Interesting! I wonder what things i could have been doing in school instead of learning about how the indians saved the pilgrims on thanksgiving!


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