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Our First Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019

On the banks of the James River, English colonists celebrated the first Thanksgiving. That was December 4, 1619, and 38 men from Berkeley Parish in England vowed:

“Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrivall at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God.”

 

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