As our entire nation in every town, village, state and city has paused to celebrate a day of “Thanksgiving and Remembrance” it is that time of year again to reflect on the blessings that we have received, the milestones that we have achieved in our lives, the lessons we have learned, grace that we have received and to recap what we are grateful for, that has transpired over the last year. There is always something we can be grateful for.
As a Virginian and a student of history, it is important to present what the First Thanksgiving in the New World was and who it was that celebrated it. I do hope you enjoy the video below, which is from a presentation made at the Virginia Historical Society in 2011!
The photos below were from last year’s Thanksgiving Festival held at Berkley Plantation, the site of the nation’s First Thanksgiving.