In his annual Thanksgiving proclamation, President Donald Trump celebrated the 400th anniversary of the the Plymouth Rock landing in 1620.
“Propelled by hope for a brighter future, these intrepid men and women endured two long months at sea, tired and hungry, to arrive in a new world full of potential,” he wrote.
Trump recalled that the Mayflower Compact was the beginning of democracy in America and has lasted ever since.
A large number of those who came to America on the Mayflower died on the voyage or afterward from hardships like disease, exposure and starvation and compared their courage to first responders during the pandemic.
“This seminal event in the history of our Nation is a continual reminder of the power of faith, love, perseverance, prayer, and fellowship,” he wrote.
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