Letter: A Thanksgiving tradition

Posted 11/21/23

While tens of thousands flock to Plymouth for a celebration and parade, my daughter Hope and I stand alone over the greatest American from 1620.

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Letter: A Thanksgiving tradition

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To the editor:

Every Thanksgiving my daughter and I enjoy a meal at The Wharf restaurant in Warren. Outside about a hundred feet away is a plaque that reads "Massasoit's Spring". This is where Ousamaquin (Massasoit) lived. He was the man who the Pilgrims gave their thanks to. He taught them where to hunt, fish, and grow corn after over half of them had died the first year. He was at the First Thanksgiving. There's a statue of Ousamaquin on a hill overlooking Plymouth Rock. He's interred at Burr's Hill Park in Warren.

We always leave something at his gravesite (purplish seashell, RI State quarter, etc). While tens of thousands flock to Plymouth for a celebration and parade, my daughter Hope and I stand alone over the greatest American from 1620. Makes me feel like crying.

Bruce Brazil
Warren

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