National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning
The first National Day of Mourning was held in 1970

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This day falls on Thanksgiving Day, the 4th Thursday in November. There is an annual demonstration held in hopes to tell the story of the United American Indians of New England. It’s to raise the awareness toward historical and ongoing struggles facing Native American tribes.

The Massasoit statue stands in sight of this plaque of mourning. He seems to be gazing far away, pensive maybe, sadness behind the stone eyes.