— The “Pilgrims of New England” may have started our national tradition of Thanksgiving Day, but I like to enjoy it with the American turkey. — I don’t know if there was a turkey eaten on the first Thanksgiving by the pilgrims. … But, I do suspect that God’s great original plan was for America to have enough wild turkeys within it’s borders that eventually some great innovators such as the “Butter Ball” corporation gave us all our present day turkeys that make many of us very thankful. … The fat juicy turkey and the bald eagle each serve their purpose in our thankful republic which has freedom of speech and religion.