Fun Fact November 19, 2020.
19 November 2020
Turkey day is coming up. In exactly a week most all of us will be sitting down enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. But what about the first Thanksgiving? According to History dot com, The best account we have is from a letter from Edward Winslow who was an English settler. The letter never mentions the word “Thanksgiving,” but tells of a weeklong harvest celebration that included a three-day celebration with King Massasoit and 90 Wampanoag men. This happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1671. But was that, in fact, the first “Thanksgiving?” Some historians argue that the first one was 65 years earlier and some 1,100 miles to the south, in Florida. In 1565 a Spanish fleet came ashore and planted a cross in the sandy beach to christen the new settlement of St. Augustine. To celebrate the arrival and give thanks for God’s providence, the 800 Spanish settlers shared a festive meal with the native Timucuan people. As you’re shopping for your Thanksgiving meal, why not pick up an extra box of stuffing mix, can of green beans or a gift card and drop it off at the Camping For Hunger bus, 1106 Elm Street in Front Royal. You can also make an online donation at The River 95-3 dot com.