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    Happy Thanksgiving Compadres

    I hope those of us who celebrate the Holiday remember to give thanks for the bounties we are blessed with and to give a hand to those less fortunate.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    Commonly recognized as the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. I believe Abraham Lincoln in 1863 designating the national day of Thanksgiving to be the last Thursday of November. Later that was amended to the fourth Thursday in November.
    We've come a long way since then.

    I saw a sign the other day that had a few turkeys with a caption "Eat more Beef" gave me a chuckle.

    For those unfortunately still working at least you get a four day weekend. Where as us older folks wake up to Saturday every morning.

    Spend the time with family and have a great day.

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    Had a Good Thanksgiving. And I'm hosting a gun shoot on Sunday. Been a good week.

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    I'll throw the monkey in our wrench:

    The actual first declared Thanksgiving in the New World was celebrated by the Berkeley settlers, a collection of thirty-eight settlers who sailed up the James River in what became Vrginia to a point west of current Jamestown and landed on December 4, 1619, where they founded the Berkley plantation or Berkeley 100. Their charter, the founding document for the settlement, directed that they celebrate the date of their landing ever year in perpetuity with a day of thanksgiving. That was two years and 17 days before the Pilgrims arrived aboard the Mayflower in what is now Massachusetts. Those be the facts. However, as in all things historical, there are those who wish to bind the tradition to an event in the Northern states rather than in the South.

    When John F. Kennedy signed a Thanksgiving document that proclaimed, "Over three centuries ago, our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts, far from home in a lonely wilderness, set aside a time of thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the love which bound them together, and for the faith which united them with their God."

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    It has nothing to do with the north or south.

    The google site doesn't say that when you put 1st Thanksgiving in the subject line. If you put Berkeley Plantation they mention it. The internet is not always correct.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanks...(United_States)

    The History of the First Thanksgiving History of Massachusetts Blog

    Berkeley Plantation | FIRST THANKSGIVING

    The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts | Washingtonian
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF4M1sicon View Post
    It has nothing to do with the north or south.
    The google site doesn't say that when you put 1st Thanksgiving in the subject line. If you put Berkeley Plantation they mention it. The internet is not always correct.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanks...(United_States)
    The History of the First Thanksgiving History of Massachusetts Blog
    Berkeley Plantation | FIRST THANKSGIVING
    The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts | Washingtonian
    I'm sure I'm just a little touchy. I live a few miles from Berkley, also the site where the tune, "Taps," was written and the site of the Battle of the Ironclads, where the CSS Virginia forced the USS Monitor, a ship of superior design, to withdraw from the battle due to wounds to her captain. Typical Southerner.


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    I've heard this played too many times over my life. For family, friends, and fellow servicemen.

    From what I learned in the service and by reading, "Taps" was arranged in its present form by the Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, an American Civil War general and Medal of Honor recipient who commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac while at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, in July 1862 to replace a previous Frenchicon bugle call used to signal "lights out". Butterfield's bugler, Oliver Wilcox Norton, of East Springfield, Pennsylvania,[8] was the first to sound the new call. Within months "Taps" was used by both Union and Confederate forces. It was officially recognized by the United Statesicon Army in 1874.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF4M1sicon View Post
    I've heard this played too many times over my life. For family, friends, and fellow servicemen.

    From what I learned in the service and by reading, "Taps" was arranged in its present form by the Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, an American Civil War general and Medal of Honor recipient who commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac while at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, in July 1862 to replace a previous Frenchicon bugle call used to signal "lights out". Butterfield's bugler, Oliver Wilcox Norton, of East Springfield, Pennsylvania,[8] was the first to sound the new call. Within months "Taps" was used by both Union and Confederate forces. It was officially recognized by the United Statesicon Army in 1874.

    Taps - Wikipedia
    Indeed.


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