At Jamestown , Virginia , visitors can board full-scale replicas of the three merchant ships that first landed in America in 1607. When I first saw them, I was filled with admiration for the pilgrims who braved the perils of the sea in such flimsy craft. I thought it must have taken an enormous sense of optimism and adventure to undertake such an arduous and uncertain journey.
I think of them at Thanksgiving, grateful that there were such hardy souls who came to this new world.
Likewise, as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of e-Buddies, I give thanks for the thousands of individuals who have participated in this innovative program. It is because of their belief that children and adults with intellectual disabilities are capable of using e-mail that we have succeeded.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
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