Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Our Homage

We have come to this Rock, to record here our homage for our Pilgrim Fathers; our sympathy in their sufferings; our gratitude for their labours; our admiration of their virtues; our veneration for their piety; and our attachment to those principles of civil and religious liberty, which they encountered the dangers of the ocean, the storms of heaven, the violence of savages, disease, exile, and famine, to enjoy and establish. – And we would leave here, also, for the generations which are rising up rapidly to fill our places, some proof, that we have endeavored to transmit the great inheritance unimpaired; that in our estimate of public principles, and private virtue; in our veneration of religion and piety; in our devotion to civil and religious liberty; in our regard to whatever advances human knowledge, or improves human happiness, we are not altogether unworthy of our origin... ~Daniel Webster
(1820) 

The Pilgrims: a simple people, inspired by an ardent faith in God, a dauntless courage in danger, a boundless resourcefulness in the face of difficulties, an impregnable fortitude in adversity: thus they have in some measure become the spiritual ancestors of all Americans.  ~Samuel Eliot Morison, mid 20th Century 

The Pilgrims Came
 by Annette Wynne
The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it's very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving day.

We tell their story, old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.

Every child knows well the tale
Of how they bravely turned the sail
And journeyed many a day and night,
To worship God as they thought right.


Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!
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32 comments:

  1. Hi Vee
    Wishing you a happy thanksgiving gathering.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Vee!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones Vee and John! Blessings, Pam

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  4. Thanksgiving blessings to you and your Vee. I love the pilgrim poem :>)

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  5. Thankgiving Blessings to you as well. Blessings

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, to you & yours, Vee! Blessings!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Vee.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for these good quotes to remember.

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  9. Love this. You never fail to impress with your wonderful and thoughtful posts.
    A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours, too, dear friend Vee. Hugs.

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  10. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Vee. The words from Daniel Webster could very well have been written today!

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  11. I love the pilgrim painting, Vee. A Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, my friend.

    Blessings,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. I was skyping with my younger daughter yesterday. Sheand Mr Marine are serving in Okinawa Japan and will be feeding Thanksgiving noon lunch to a crowd at their home at 9pm our time tonight. They are 13 hours ahead of us. We were talking about their last home in Brunswich, Me where they were serving (actually living in Bath) and how it was the birthplace of America in that area and how much history there is. I'd like to spend more time there and visit the old colony historical areas. What a rich history! I love that painting of the pilgrims and you could send all your followers a print in time for Christmas! ;D

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving Vee to you and John and all your family. : )

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving Vee. Have a blessed day.

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  15. You have a lovely collection of Pilgrim images. I enjoy looking at them. Happy Thanksgiving, Vee. I'm thankful for you.

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  16. I love your poem and enjoyed reading it. It reminds me of when I lived on the Cape how many times we would drive to Plymouth around this time of year when the kids were small and we would take them to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower (replica) tied to the dock. Have a wonderful holiday Vee.

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  17. Happy, Happy Thanksgiving, Vee and John!

    We honor the memory of those who bravely came before us to live where they could worship God freely.

    Deanna

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John and your sweet family. I know you are having winter weather so stay warm and enjoy this special day. Blessings to you my friend, Diane

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  19. Have a safe and cozy Happy Thanksgiving .

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  20. I hope you and yours have a most wonderful Thanksgiving Vee! Your quote and poem are so beautiful. I am ever thankful for the riches and blessings that have been bestowed on me - so undeserving and humbling!

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving to you and John, Vee and to your entire family! Many more blessings in the year to come {{[hugs}}} Pat

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving Vee, Hugs, Margie ❤️

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Vee.

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  24. Wishing you and yours a blessed day filled with love and laughter.

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  25. I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love and blessings!

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  26. Hi Vee! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with the family. I really enjoyed your Daniel Webster quote. That's something you don't see every day! We are so blessed to live in the USA.
    God bless,
    Ceil

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  27. Beautiful...the poem and the quote. I'm far too late to wish you Happy Thanksgiving...but let me be the first to wish you and yours a blessed advent season!

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