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Thanksgiving in the Commonwealth

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A tradition unique to Virginia:



From the Governor’s office:

Governor and Mrs. McDonnell joined the Chiefs and members of the Pamunkey and Mattoponi Tribes for the annual Tax Tribute Ceremony at the Executive Mansion today. The Ceremony dates back to the Treaty of Middle Plantation in 1677, and is an annual Thanksgiving event.  Chief Carl Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe and Chief Robert Gray of the Pamunkey Tribe presented Virginia’s First Family with gifts including 2 buck deer and a turkey.  The deer and turkey will be served at the Mansion.

Pictured here (L-R):  Gary Miles, Pamunkey Tribal Council Member; Chief Robert Gray of the Pamunkey Tribe; Governor Bob McDonnell; First Lady Maureen McDonnell; Jeff Brown, Pamunkey Tribal Council Member

(Photo Courtesy of Michaele White, Governor’s Photographer)

Happy Thanksgiving from NBC12 and Decision Virginia!

Written by Ryan Nobles

November 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Posted in McDonnell Administration

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