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Another View -- David M. Shribman: Today, give thanks to Daniel Webster

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The real hero of Thanksgiving may be a former congressman from New Hampshire whose speech two centuries after the Mayflower landed at Plymouth seared the word “Pilgrims” into the American conscience, reshaped their passage from Europe to America into a national parable and transformed the 1621 feast of plenty into a feast of patriotism and optimism.

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Puritans in America: Daniel Webster on religion's role

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Editor's note: The following is a brief excerpt from Daniel Webster's famous 1821 speech on Thanksgiving. Enjoy.

On being American: A point for reflection

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Take some Thanksgiving time to consider what it means to be American.

Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass.

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Give the natural gas pipeline a chance.

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