Faith, Gratitude, And Perseverance: Americans Have Much To Learn From The Pilgrim Story

Faith, Gratitude, And Perseverance: Americans Have Much To Learn From The Pilgrim Story


The Thanksgiving holiday, which commemorates one part of the Pilgrim story, remains the favorite holiday for many Americans — and for good reasons beyond enjoying a feast. With our country passing through troubled times, it is worth revisiting the Pilgrims’ five significant achievements, which created the seminal story of America, and reveal remarkable insight into who we are and the qualities of character we need to overcome our present challenges.

First, of the many groups of settlers who came to America, only the Pilgrims were singularly motivated by a spiritual quest for religious freedom — one that had its origin with the Protestant Reformation a century before. They repeatedly spoke about their voyage to the New World in terms of a flight from tyranny to

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