Posts Tagged Thanksgiving

Film: Saints And Strangers

My interest in this show is the private security angle and their importance to the founding fathers of the United States. It is a part of the story that always gets lost, but was absolutely critical to the early days of these pilgrims and their existence in the new world.

The videos below are cool background pieces, and especially the one about Myles Standish. I also liked this piece of video on the colonial weapons used. (wiki for Myles here)

Another relevant story to add in regards to Thanksgiving, are some of the myths associated with it. Like the actual food that was eaten (sorry, no pumpkin pie lol), and the probability that it wasn’t a day called Thanksgiving or celebrated in November. It was just a harvest celebration mimicking the English harvest festival, and it was probably celebrated late September or early October.

On Thanksgivings in the past, I have talked about the private security effort that was so crucial to the founding of my country, and it is very cool to finally see a show that describes the kind of environment they were operating in. A big hat tip to National Geographic and check your local listings when they show the series again. Happy Thanksgiving. –Matt

 

SAINTS & STRANGERS
Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as “pilgrims,” religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the “merchant adventurers,” had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise, that continued to define our nation to this day.

 

 

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History: Myles Standish, The Tallest Man In Plymouth

I thought this was appropriate for Thanksgiving. I have talked about this famous contract soldier in past Thanksgiving posts, and I figured I would add to that history by providing this deal. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving. –Matt

 

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Funny Stuff: Security Contractor ‘Captain John Smith’ Has a Children’s Video Game

     Now in honor of Thanksgiving (U.S. holiday), I figured I would put up an interactive children’s video game about Captain John Smith that National Geographic put together awhile back. lol I did a story about him in regards to being a Useful Contractor and his significance to the survival of the colonies back then, and I thought it would be cool to bring him up again this year.

     Oh, and I shouldn’t forget to mention that other famous security contractor, hired to organize the defense of Plymouth Colony- Capt. Myles Standish. Maybe Myles will get a video game in his honor too? lol –Matt

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Captain John Smith

Play the game here.

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History: Private Security Contractor Myles Standish, and Thanksgiving

   This story was from last year, but I thought I would bring it up again for turkey day.  Enjoy and happy holidays. –Head Jundi

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Thanksgiving, the colonies security,  and the private security contractor Myles Standish that made it all happen.

Link Here

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