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Letter: No need for woke exasperation

Thanksgiving is an all American celebration of the first Constitution that gave us the freedom to celebrate the many blessings we have in this country. So let’s move on, OK.

Letter to the editor FSA
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Historians long considered the first Thanksgiving to have taken place in 1621, when the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts sat down for a three-day meal with the Wampanoag.

Quote, “November 26, 1789, the United States observed a day of Thanksgiving declared by George Washington in celebration of the new Constitution.”

How did the Indigenous people fit into this equation of the first United States observed day of

Thanksgiving? In 1621 this was an unknown, unclaimed land that has had many small and big wars fought to put claim throughout the next 168 years. Thanksgiving is an all American celebration of the first Constitution that gave us the freedom to celebrate the many blessings we have in this country. So let’s move on, OK.

The same goes for July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence was signed in the midst of the Revolutionary War 1775 -1783.

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Remember the importance of these two national holidays that we enjoy, that came with a high loss of life. Now let’s fight to protect them by not allowing the woke-minded with their high exasperation to destroy historical facts.

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