1620 – The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for “just and equal laws.”

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The “Mayflower Compact” was signed on 11 November 1620 onboard the Mayflower shortly after she came to anchor off Provincetown Harbor. The Pilgrims had obtained permission from English authorities to settle in Virginia, whose northern border at the time extended up to what is now New York. The Pilgrims had originally intended to settle near the mouth of the Hudson River, but due to dangerous shoals and a near shipwreck on their attempt to head south, they decided instead to plant themselves outside the bounds of the Virginia Company patent–which caused some “mutinous speeches” amongst some of the passengers. The Mayflower Compact was an attempt to establish a temporary, legally-binding form of self-government until such time as the Company could get formal permission from the Council of New England. This formal permission came in the form of the Pierce Patent of 1621.

The original Mayflower Compact has been lost, perhaps falling victim to Revolutionary War looting. The text was first published in London in 1622 in A Relation or Journal of the Beginning and Proceeding of the English Plantation Settled at Plymouth in New England. A copy of it is found in William Bradford’s handwritten history, Of Plymouth Plantation, made about 1630. And Nathaniel Morton, secretary for Plymouth Colony, published it, along with the earliest known list of the signers, in his history, New England’s Memorial, published in 1669. A list of signers is also found in Thomas Prince’s 1736 book, Chronological History of New England; and Thomas Hutchinson published a list of signers in 1767 as well. It is uncertain if they had access to the original, or were basing their list of signers off Nathaniel Morton’s.

The following is an image of the original handwritten page of Governor William Bradford’s history Of Plymouth Plantation. This is followed by an exact, line-by-line transcription. Spelling and punctuation have not been modernized.


Veterans Day …

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As we move deeper into autumn and winter-like weather, most if not all Americans, recognize Veterans Day. I am not sure most or any employers in the Private Sector do.  Most of us have our minds on many things but the current news cycles have folks reeling. What with trump admin saying being an obstacle instead of reporting the wrongdoing by trump was a better option is insane! While all the BREAKING news sets gotta say there weren’t as many Veteran Day ads on Tv this year or maybe this era of trump means losing so much more than folks ever believed. It still brings back memories of my brother. My brother was, a Marine, a phenomenal artist and promising professional football athlete who could have gotten drafted after high school but, under the old laws of mandatory military service,  he was of an age with no option to say no contrary to some upper class mostly white men who begged while others received many deferments.  I know he accepted his situation was an exceptional soldier and we all hoped for the best, always prayed, knowing the end result of any war he and his fellow soldiers and friends were subjected to back then almost always meant injuries, mental health issues and possibly death. He and his fellow Soldiers served the best they could. In the end, my brother received a whole lot of medals but at the cost of having a pacemaker, his body was heavily grafted and his hand mangled from protecting his men when a land mine blew up. I will admit as proud as we are were, he made some terrible mistakes during and after his years in service;  like others he suffered from all that he endured in the Vietnam War in the name of “Military Service” which was forced upon so many young men unable to vote or drink, they die while others are still unable to get the help they so need. He was far from perfect, but our family loved and are very proud of him … peace and love bro. on Veterans day.

Thinking of all the Patriotic people who have chosen to serve and protect our country in some form we should all thank them for keeping us safe.


Veterans Day Free and or Discounted Food &Event Admission FOR Veterans around Puget Sound

These deals are for veterans and active -duty personnel~Seattle

Seattle restaurants free meals for Veterans!

Ivar’s honors those that have served our country by offering veterans a complimentary entrée on Veterans Day, November 11. Menus vary by location. More info: https://www.ivars.com/veterans

Kidd Valley a complimentary meal to veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. The mail consists of a regular cheeseburger, mini fries, and mini drink. More info: https://www.kiddvalley.com/veterans-day

Starbucks will donate 25 cents for every cup of brewed coffee sold nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11 to non-profits benefitting veterans: Team Rubicon and Team Red, White, and Blue. In addition, all veterans, active service members, and their spouses will receive a free cup of coffee at participating stores. More info: https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2019/starbucks-reaffirms-its-commitment-to-veterans/

These national chain restaurant deals are for veterans and active-duty personnel on November 11 (unless otherwise stated). All require valid military ID or proof of service.

Applebee’s: (multiple locations) A free meal. Although the majority of Applebee’s restaurants participate, call your local franchise and ask about requirements.
BJ’s Restaurants: (Redmond, Tukwila, Tacoma, Puyallup) A complimentary entrée up to $14.95 plus a free beverage.
Golden Corral: (Marysville, Puyallup) Serves a complimentary dinner buffet to veterans and active-duty military men and women at locations nationwide on November 11 from 5pm – 9pm.
Little Caesar’s: Veterans and active military can get a FREE lunch combo from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Veteran’s Day. Present ID or proof of service, but no coupon is necessary for this offer.
Menchies: (multiple locations) Veterans and servicemen and women receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt FREE on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. You must present a valid military ID or proof of service at the time of purchase.
Red Lobster: (Lynnwood, Silverdale, Federal Way, Tacoma) All active duty military personnel receive a 10% discount on purchases every Monday.
Red Robin: (multiple locations) Free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries.
Weinerschnitzel: Get a FREE chili, small fries, and small Pepsi when you present your military ID or wear your military uniform on November 11.

Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Northwest Trek. November 9-11, 2019. 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive a half-off general admission. Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you. More info: https://www.nwtrek.org/event/veteransdays/

Free admission (1/2 off for family) to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. November 9-11, 2019. 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is offering FREE admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive a half-off general admission. To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service. More info: https://www.pdza.org/events/

Free admission (+ spouse) to Woodland Park Zoo. November 11, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Free admission to all active, veteran and retired U.S. military personnel and their spouses with valid service identification. In addition, up to four family members accompanying heroes with valid ID receive $5 off admission on Veterans Day. More info: https://www.zoo.org/events

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military at the Museum of Flight. November 11, 2019. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Celebration 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Film screenings, presentations and musical performances that honor the sacrifices of war veterans. Precisely 11:00 AM, a bell will be rung twenty-one times to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War. This will be followed immediately with a patriotic musical performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band. At noon, the official ceremony begins and will feature a color guard, and a speaking party of local city and Museum officials, as well as keynote speaker Lt. Col. Ron Limes. More info: http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military with up to five of their family members at Washington State History Museum. The museum features a presentation from 1:00-2:30PM on the history of women’s changing roles in the US Army presented by Col. Marisa Peloquin followed by an on-stage interview with Dr. Margarethe Cammermeyer. This program is included with the cost of admission for non-military. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2407665002622305/

FREE Admission for all Veterans and Military to LeMay – America’s Car Museum. ACM recognizes the contributions of America’s armed service members and offers active duty, retirees, and veterans complimentary Museum admission on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. Can’t visit the Museum on November 11? Military receive discounted admission and 10% off ACM membership daily. More info: https://www.americascarmuseum.org/

Deals are for mostly for veterans and active-duty personnel, except where indicated.    

Barrel Dogs apparel company in Enumclase specializes in clothing and accessories themed around French bulldogs. (Who knew? But, they are cute and deserving of their own apparel.) On Veterans Day weekend Barrel Dogs celebrates America’s VetDogs, a charity dedicated to helping veterans. Friday-Sunday anyone can use the code Give35VetDogs to donate 35% of your purchase to VetDogs.
Brown Bear Car Wash, in affiliation with Grace For Vets, as a way of saying “THANK YOU” to our military, offers a FREE Beary Clean car wash to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, November 11, from 8 AM to 6 PM at Tunnel locations. The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant upon arrival. Brown Bear Car Wash will also proudly donate $1 for each car washed on Veterans Day to support Puget Sound Honor Flight and its mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.
CRISTA Camps in Poulsbo invites all current and former Armed Forces and their families for a day at camp! This event is free for those with military ID and includes a BBQ lunch (served 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and all the camp activities you can imagine!
Great Clips: Get a hair cut and get a gift card for a FREE haircut to a veteran.
Sports Clips: (Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline) participating locations will donate $1 from every haircut service to the Help a Hero Scholarship fund, as well as provide free haircuts for veterans.

Resource:   greaterseattleonthecheap.com