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    Default Berkeley Plantation in Virginia celebrates first Thanksgiving

    I know this will disturb the folks in New England, but.......


    Berkeley Plantation in Virginia celebrates first Thanksgiving!!



    After reaching land on Dec. 4, 1619, to settle the 8,000-acre land grant that is now Berkeley, the Englishmen dropped to their knees and thanked God for their safe voyage.

    "Can you imagine, just under 400 years ago Ö that ship landed and they came ashore," said H. Graham Woodlief, president of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival and a direct descendant of Captain Woodlief. "It's just amazing that this happened on these grounds."

    Woodlief says Virginia's claim to the first American Thanksgiving in 1619 was ratified in a proclamation by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, though the 1621 Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass., is often described as the first.

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    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2...nk-ar-1439874/
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    Talking Yeah................

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    Everyone knows the Pilgrims were aliens from out of space...
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