Keep in mind kids, Thanksgiving is about when the First Nation of Wampanoag, and Chief Massasoit who helped the folks who were known as "Pilgrims." The majority of Pilgrims left England in search of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, they were tired of being under the Catholic Church and the Church of England. Puritans and Quakers, for the most part, left for their "new world." There were inhabitants here already.
The United States is the first country to establish a National Holiday to GIVE THANKS.
I give thanks for that.
Veterans Today has published this article US Veterans Stand With Standing Rock Call To Action
This is their Facebook page: Veterans for Standing Rock
We are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard and we are calling for our fellow veterans to assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Dec 4-7 and defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.
If you would like to join us please fill in this form ASAP and we'll be back in touch with more information and next steps https://goo.gl/forms/C1VD7ZDQpp0PgfQ42
The funds we raise on this page will go towards providing food, transportation and supplies for the brave patriots that come and stand with us.
Please read this touching, heart felt story on Thanksgiving Day!
'I’ve been on the wrong side of history'
By Will Griffin
I was in Iraq when President Bush announced the “surge” in January 2007. I was in Afghanistan when President Obama announced the “surge” in December 2009. But it wasn’t until I visited Standing Rock in October 2016 when I actually served the American people. This time, instead of fighting for corporate interests, I was fighting for the people. . . . Read more
The first of the year there were some "occupiers" who took over Federal land, and I was opposed to this seige. The Giddy-Up Siege in MalheurCounty
I end the year (more or less) with support for the First Nations. The pipeline threatens their ONLY WATER SUPPLY, the Missouri River.
The first thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrims of the Plymouth colony along with about ninety Indians. The Pilgrims had suffered through a devastating winter in which nearly half their number died. Without the help of the Indians, all would have perished.