The FIRST Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by c3shooter, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  2. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Confederate Country :)
     
  4. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Cool lesson C3! I've always found it interesting how these things get distorted over the years.
     
  5. jon1992d

    jon1992d New Member

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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! :p