Thanksgiving morning in the birthplace of this holiday, is special for many reasons, including the Pilgrim's Progress: a procession from the waterfront to Burial Hill, of the costumed descendants of those who survived that first winter of 1620. The procession ends on Burial Hill, where a special 17th Century 'service' is held, with readings, Psalm singing, and the like. This year we hope that all those who are calling for an end to the Iraq war, and working for peace throughout the world, join the pilgrims on the hill and, without interrupting or disrupting their moving service, put a peace sign in the air. The processing reaches the hill just after 10 a.m., so it won't interrupt your dinner plans for the holiday. Camera crews from all over the country gather footage for their evening broadcasts that day, and it would be fitting to see that the call for Peace is both going forward, and looking back 400 years to the hopes of those who came to the new world.
Added by mamoveon on November 8, 2005