The Wall Street Journal has a fine tradition of reprinting some wonderful reading each and every year in honor of our Thanksgiving holiday. May I suggest taking a bit of time to read these two fine articles and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who came to these shores more than 400 years ago and by those who looked upon what they had created years later and recorded their thoughts.
The Desolate Wilderness
A chronicle of the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204323904577037920016916462.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop
And the Fair Land
'For all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators