One of the uniquely American things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving season is our heritage as a nation of immigrants. People from all over the world have been coming to this country for generations, going back to some of our earliest immigrants — the Pilgrims.

The mighty Pilgrims, among the first undocumented immigrants.

They were persecuted in England for their religious beliefs; they left England and went to Holland. They were persecuted in Holland as well. One night they held a meeting.

“We’re persecuted in England, we’re persecuted in Holland. Where in this world can we go to practice our religion freely?”

One of them spoke up and said, “How about the Cape?”

Read the article on The Boston Globe.