The First Thanksgiving: Liberty at Last!


Fleeing the prisons in England and the threat of foreign invasion in Holland, a band of so-called “Separatists” left Europe forever aboard the crowded Mayflower to found the freest nation the world has yet seen. It is no accident that those who search for freedom find it. In the fall of 1621, these Pilgrims feasted to give thanks to God for His providence in their trek to safety.

“And thus they found the Lord to be with them in all their ways, and to bless their outgoings and incomings, for which let His holy name have the praise forever, to all posterity” – William Bradford

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E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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