The Pilgrims – Boston Globe

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?”