This November, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution is encouraging Virginians to Take Back the Spirit of Thanksgiving by sending postcards to their friends, family and work counterparts in Massachusetts and nationwide. Postcards are available in both hard-copy and electronic form and underscore that the first official English Thanksgiving in English North America was actually held in Virginia in 1619, a full two years before the Massachusetts observation. Postcards invite recipients to “come home to Virginia,” and take part in the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution’s yearlong schedule of events.
Thousands of Virginians sent these unique postcards to friends and family, encouraging them to engage with our nation’s history. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined in on the fun, inviting Virginia state employees to send the 2019 Commemoration’s digital postcards to their Massachusetts counterparts, as well as friends and family across the nation. Check out our photo gallery of well-known Virginians sending postcards to their friends and family.