By Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator 

Happy Thanksgiving

 

November 24, 2021

In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. The ship’s 102 passengers and 30 crew members – an eclectic mix of religious families fleeing persecution and single men seeking to become landowners on a new continent – had one thing in common: They hoped that better lives were waiting for them at the other end of the sea.

Only half of the Pilgrims would live to see the spring. Those who did had a lot to be thankful for, so after a successful first harvest in the fall of 1621, they gathered to share a meal with the local Native American trib...



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