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Memorial Day 2011: Who Do You Remember?

 

There are some today who won’t remember the twenty-three brave warriors who were killed in Panama during the early morning hours of December 20, 1989 (and the days immediately following) while participating in the U.S. military operation “Just Cause“. Perhaps it is because their memories are fading, or has been overshadowed by other events that preceeded and followed that particular time in history. Read the rest of this entry

Deconstructing the myths of the 1st Thanksgiving

 

Deconstructing the Myths of “The First Thanksgiving”
96797-050-4C479C83This picture — a reproduction of an early 20th century oil painting by J.L.G. Ferris on display at the library of Congress — is the image most present day Americans have of the first Thanksgiving between the European settlers and Wampanoag Indians at Plimoth Plantation (now Plymouth, MA). One glance and it’s clear to see how thankful Samoset, Squanto and the entire Wampanoag nation must have been to know they would not starve that winter because they now shared their land with kind, benevolent and generous friends like Edward Winslow. It’s such a beautiful painting, it’s almost disappointing to know it isn’t true!
 
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