Calvin Coolidge on Thanksgiving and ‘the things of the spirit’

"“Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end,” Coolidge concluded in his 1920 speech. “It marks a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end—a purpose, shining through eternity with a resplendent light, undimmed even by the imperfections of men; and a response, an answering purpose, from those who, oblivious, disdainful of all else, sailed hither seeking only for an avenue for the immortal soul.”"