11-07-2011, 11:08 AM #1
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 … 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.
See the link:
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2...nk-ar-1439874/Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
11-12-2011, 11:32 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2002
- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
And before anyone asks, No, I wasn't there............Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
In memory of
Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006
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I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.
11-12-2011, 11:44 AM #3
Class reunion was the same night?"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
11-12-2011, 11:46 AM #4
Everyone knows the Pilgrims were aliens from out of space...I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
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