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In September 1620, a small ship named “Mayflower” left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers. After a daring and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, the crew dropped anchor on the easternmost tip of Massachusetts.

One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims established their first village.

The following autumn, after the Pilgrims’ first harvest bloomed, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of Native American allies from the Wampanoag tribe. The three-day festival is now remembered as America’s “first Thanksgiving”

It’s been some time since this first feast, but the idea of reflecting on the good fortunes we’ve been afforded is very much alive.

Like the pilgrims, we set out on a daring mission 5 years ago. Never could we have imagined how far it would take us.

So, in the spirit of this holiday, we are thankful for 6 gracious cities across the United States, the amazing people we’ve met, the incredible food we’ve devoured and the powerful bonds we’ve formed with those who share our adoration for American-made goods.

Today, before we cut into our turkeys and pass the gravy, we’ll be thinking about you—our fans—the memories we’ve made, and the experiences we’re yet to have.

Thank you, from the entire team at American Field.

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