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WoW WG you really shouldn't have !!! Another useless flag and more useless camo !!! Nothing fun and exciting just another boring mission of cap the circle ...... Boring !!!

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1 hour ago, Airjockey said:

Boring !!!

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1 hour ago, Airjockey said:

WoW WG you really shouldn't have !!! Another useless flag and more useless camo !!! Nothing fun and exciting just another boring mission of cap the circle ...... Boring !!!

Speak for yourself. Some of us love Flag customization!

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WOW WG that camo is the WORST/STINGIEST camo I have ever seen.  Do they even know that the holiday is about sharing the bounty of our harvest with others!  Do they know the word "GIVING" is in the .name of the holiday? 

That camo is like going to Thanksgiving dinner and getting served a turkey hotdog.  The other thing is what does it really cost them to give away a decent camo?   No much really.....   

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"Thanksgiving Day

The tradition of Thanksgiving dates back to the first settlers from England who arrived on the shores of America in 1620. Less than half of them survived the first winter in the harsh and unfamiliar conditions of the New World. But thanks to the help of a local native American tribe, they were able to found Plymouth Colony—the oldest English settlement in the United States.

 

 

Uhm, no. The first permanent English settlement was Jamestown (1607) in the Virginia colony. The first Thanksgiving was at "Berkeley Hundred" aka Berkeley Plantation about 2 years prior to the one at Plymouth colony..

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, about 8,000 acres (32 km2) on the north bank of the James River near Herring Creek in an area then known as Charles Cittie (sic). It was named for one of the original founders, Richard Berkeley,[7] a member of the Berkeley family of Gloucestershire, England. It was about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established on May 14, 1607.

The group's London Company charter required that the day of arrival be observed as a "day of thanksgiving" to God. On that first day, Captain John Woodlief held a service pursuant to the charter which specified, "Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

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14 minutes ago, DMac1959 said:

"Thanksgiving Day

The tradition of Thanksgiving dates back to the first settlers from England who arrived on the shores of America in 1620. Less than half of them survived the first winter in the harsh and unfamiliar conditions of the New World. But thanks to the help of a local native American tribe, they were able to found Plymouth Colony—the oldest English settlement in the United States.

 

 

Uhm, no. The first permanent English settlement was Jamestown (1607) in the Virginia colony. The first Thanksgiving was at "Berkeley Hundred" aka Berkeley Plantation about 2 years prior to the one at Plymouth colony..

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, about 8,000 acres (32 km2) on the north bank of the James River near Herring Creek in an area then known as Charles Cittie (sic). It was named for one of the original founders, Richard Berkeley,[7] a member of the Berkeley family of Gloucestershire, England. It was about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established on May 14, 1607.

The group's London Company charter required that the day of arrival be observed as a "day of thanksgiving" to God. On that first day, Captain John Woodlief held a service pursuant to the charter which specified, "Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

Was just about to get on this as a resident of James City County, Virginia (no, do NOT think about that name). For anyone that goes on the whole "pilgrims/Mayflower/etc were the first settlers" thing keep this in mind: They were orginally destined for Virginia. They missed, by a ways. 

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29 minutes ago, TheBigM145 said:

Was just about to get on this as a resident of James City County, Virginia (no, do NOT think about that name). For anyone that goes on the whole "pilgrims/Mayflower/etc were the first settlers" thing keep this in mind: They were originally destined for Virginia. They missed, by a ways. 

Yeah, I live up just outside Richmond. I'm also old enough that I went to school when they still taught history to the kids. I'll give the WoWs folks a partial pass as I think most of them are in/from Europe. 

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another flag , i dont mind the cornicopia camo i like it  but a seashell  as a flag .  how about a perment camo or a turkey shoot achivment 

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apart from this set of missions is black friday  tomorrow ??? as theres usually somthing in the news the day before 

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7 hours ago, DMac1959 said:

Yeah, I live up just outside Richmond. I'm also old enough that I went to school when they still taught history to the kids. I'll give the WoWs folks a partial pass as I think most of them are in/from Europe. 

Most Americans don't know the Pilgrims were not first english settlement nor did they host a celebratory feast with the local indian tribe.  

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21 hours ago, TheBigM145 said:

Was just about to get on this as a resident of James City County, Virginia (no, do NOT think about that name). For anyone that goes on the whole "pilgrims/Mayflower/etc were the first settlers" thing keep this in mind: They were orginally destined for Virginia. They missed, by a ways. 

 

21 hours ago, DMac1959 said:

"Thanksgiving Day

The tradition of Thanksgiving dates back to the first settlers from England who arrived on the shores of America in 1620. Less than half of them survived the first winter in the harsh and unfamiliar conditions of the New World. But thanks to the help of a local native American tribe, they were able to found Plymouth Colony—the oldest English settlement in the United States.

 

 

Uhm, no. The first permanent English settlement was Jamestown (1607) in the Virginia colony. The first Thanksgiving was at "Berkeley Hundred" aka Berkeley Plantation about 2 years prior to the one at Plymouth colony..

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Hundred, about 8,000 acres (32 km2) on the north bank of the James River near Herring Creek in an area then known as Charles Cittie (sic). It was named for one of the original founders, Richard Berkeley,[7] a member of the Berkeley family of Gloucestershire, England. It was about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established on May 14, 1607.

The group's London Company charter required that the day of arrival be observed as a "day of thanksgiving" to God. On that first day, Captain John Woodlief held a service pursuant to the charter which specified, "Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

Somebody a couple of days ago stated that Roanoke W. Virginia was founded in (they calculated 43 years before Plymouth...so that would make it...) 1577.

Any idea if there's any truth to that...or if not what year Roanoke actually was founded?

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On 11/27/2020 at 3:02 PM, IfYouSeeKhaos said:

 

Somebody a couple of days ago stated that Roanoke W. Virginia was founded in (they calculated 43 years before Plymouth...so that would make it...) 1577.

Any idea if there's any truth to that...or if not what year Roanoke actually was founded?

Sorry, just saw this.

 

I'm not familiar with a Roanoke W.Va.  I am familiar with Roanoke, Va.  My family is from up that way.  Roanoke, Va. was originally called Big Lick (natural salt licks drew wildlife) and was founded about 1852 but its history goes back to the 1740s and Roanoke was chartered as a city in 1884.

Taking a bit of a leap, your 'somebody' may have been referring to Roanoke Island, NC site of the first English colony in the new world where a fort was established in 1584. It was abandoned due to weather, lack of supplies, and hostile natives. In 1587, another attempt was made to settle on the island. This one included women and children. Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the new world was born that same year. Virginia Dare's grandfather sailed thereafter for England to get badly needed supplies. By the time he got back...3 years later...everyone had disappeared including his daughter and granddaughter.

Big mystery and much speculation and study  has taken place since. Lots of info on the internet.

 

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5 hours ago, DMac1959 said:

Sorry, just saw this.

 

I'm not familiar with a Roanoke W.Va.  I am familiar with Roanoke, Va.  My family is from up that way.  Roanoke, Va. was originally called Big Lick (natural salt licks drew wildlife) and was founded about 1852 but its history goes back to the 1740s and Roanoke was chartered as a city in 1884.

Taking a bit of a leap, your 'somebody' may have been referring to Roanoke Island, NC site of the first English colony in the new world where a fort was established in 1584. It was abandoned due to weather, lack of supplies, and hostile natives. In 1587, another attempt was made to settle on the island. This one included women and children. Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the new world was born that same year. Virginia Dare's grandfather sailed thereafter for England to get badly needed supplies. By the time he got back...3 years later...everyone had disappeared including his daughter and granddaughter.

Big mystery and much speculation and study  has taken place since. Lots of info on the internet.

 

Huh... I've heard the name Virginia Dare referenced before but had no idea who she was.

Odd... she's from Roanoke (Island anyway)...& named Virginia...but wasn't from the Virginia Roanoke.

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3 minutes ago, IfYouSeeKhaos said:

Huh... I've heard the name Virginia Dare referenced before but had no idea who she was.

Odd... she's from Roanoke (Island anyway)...& named Virginia...but wasn't from the Virginia Roanoke.

At the time, that area (where Roanoke Island is) was considered Virginia.

 

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15 minutes ago, DMac1959 said:

At the time, that area (where Roanoke Island is) was considered Virginia.

 

Ah...that explains it.

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