The Real Reason The Amish Won't Serve In The Military

Many of the European Christian settlers who colonized North America were fleeing religious persecution in their home countries in order to begin anew in the New World. About a century after the first Pilgrims arrived here, according to PBS, another Christian group arrived. However, unlike the original (as well as later) settlers, this group, originally from Switzerland, did not fully integrate itself into the new society. Instead, they kept to themselves and retreated inward into their own communities, eschewing outside influences and focusing solely on simple living and the betterment of their own micro-society. Today we know this Christian group as the Amish.
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Ryan Hardie goal earns Plymouth victory at Wimbledon

Ryan Hardie’s cool finish gave Plymouth a 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon. The 47th-minute goal ensured Pilgrims manager Ryan Lowe had reason to celebrate on his 43rd birthday. The hosts started the brightest, with Ethan Chislett’s shot and Will Nightingale’s header both forcing good saves from Michael Cooper in the opening 20 minutes.
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Volleyball Drops Both Matches at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The New England College Volleyball Team falls in both matches at Plymouth State against UMass Dartmouth (3-0), and the Panthers (3-1), in non-conference action, Saturday afternoon. THE BASICS. Score: UMD 3, NEC 0 | PSU 3, NEC 1. Records: Pilgrims (7-4) | Corsairs (3-4) | Panthers (9-0)

Cross Country Race Day #3: Pop Crowell Invitational

WENHAM, Mass. – The New England College Cross Country team head to the north shore, as they compete in the Pop Crowell Invitational at Gordon College. Last time out at the Thomas Invitational, Malik Keresey was the first one to finish for the Pilgrims, as he completed the 8k course in 36:15.0. Noah Raz tripped the timer a 41:05.9, while Ian Morse wrapped up the race for NEC, as he finished at 43:51.3.

How this one ship changed America

It’s been 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed the high seas on the iconic Mayflower and set up the first permanent European colony in what would become Plymouth, Massachusetts. But how much do you know about their story, the mighty ship they traveled on, and the Native Peoples who helped them establish their settlement? Here we chronicle the history of the voyage that would shape the course of American history.

The Real History of Thanksgiving

There’s a reason Americans ranked Thanksgiving as their second-favorite holiday after Christmas. It’s a time to celebrate all the things we are grateful for and get together with loved ones for an epic feast. It’s also the start of the holiday season in the United States, providing the foundation for many happy memories and lots of fun. You only have to look at these Thanksgiving quotes, Thanksgiving prayers, and Thanksgiving traditions to see how beloved the holiday is. But this rosy picture leaves out most of the real history of Thanksgiving.

Saudi Arabia: Empowerment and performance of 10 million pilgrims for Umrah...

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the empowerment and performance of 10 million pilgrims for Umrah since the launch of the safe Umrah model and the gradual return of Umrah, prayers and visits, and the number of visas with the beginning of Umrah in 1443 AH exceeded 12,000 visas from various countries.

Pilgrims Fall to Clarkson, 2-0

MANCHESTER, VT. – The New England College Men's Soccer drop a 2-0 decision to Clarkson University in non-conference action, Saturday afternoon at Applejack Stadium. Score: Clarkson University 2, New England College 0. Records: Pilgrims (3-2-0) | Knights (2-3-2) HOW IT HAPPENED. Most of the first half saw the teams take...

Men's Soccer Gameday #5: Clarkson University

The New England College Men's Soccer team will travel to Vermont to take on Clarkson University at Applejack Stadium in Manchester, Vermont at 5:00 pm, Saturday afternoon. NEC comes into the matchup tonight with a 3-1 overall record, with wins over Plymouth State, Bryant & Stratton, and Southern Maine. Logan Cassin and Panagiotis Galatas lead New England College with two goals, while Galatas is tied with Julian Duarte with three assists. Brad Campion's squad has split time in goal so far in the season. In four games so far, the Pilgrims have allowed three goals, with three shutouts on the year.

Field Hockey Gameday #7: Husson University

The New England College Field Hockey team begins New England Collegiate Conference action, as they host Husson University at 1:00 pm on Don Melander Field. NEC beings conference action on a three-game winning streak with a 5-1 overall record. Last time out, the 'Grims defeated Colby-Sawyer College 4-2, for the first time since 2013. Drea Chin leads the Pilgrims with 10 goals on the year, while Jenna Chrabolowski and Weston have potted four goals apiece. Ellie Philben has been the main starter for New England College, as she is 3-1 thus far, with a 2.05 goals-against average.

10 million pilgrims performed Umrah revealed by the Saudi Ministry

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah made an announcement. They revealed that 10 million pilgrims successfully performed Umrah since Oct. 4 last year. This done after the launch of its “safe Umrah” procedures. The pilgrims returned back to the two holy Mosques gradually following this. Additionally also revealed that more than 12,000 visas issued since the Kingdom began to welcome pilgrims. People from other countries started coming back from Aug. 10 this year.

Mayflower Compact

November 21st marks the anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. To understand the significance of this date, you need to know the history of the Pilgrims who wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact. The Pilgrims were mainly English Dissenters who attended churches that did not belong to the...


With the desire of giving more kids the opportunity to play basketball, Coach Grindle and the Plymouth Boys Basketball Program are excited to introduce the Future Pilgrim Basketball League for boys in 1st through 4th grade. This will be replacing the 4th grade school league as it has been run in the past. Please click on the link below for more information and to register.

Covid negative report must for pilgrims to Chardham Yatra

The Uttarakhand government on Friday, in its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Chardham Yatra, made it mandatory for pilgrims to possess a Covid negative report. According to the SOPs, registration and e-pass will be mandatory for darshan in the four pilgrimages. A Covid negative report is compulsory unless there is a certificate to prove that both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered.

FA Cup: Prof Jonathan Van-Tam on his 50-year love affair with Boston United

"I'm very proud to be a Boston United fan. If I can help put the Pilgrims on the map in any way, I'm always happy to do so. It means a lot to me," says Prof Jonathan Van-Tam. As England's deputy chief medical officer, the professor has become a familiar face to millions on television during his appearances at the Downing Street coronavirus briefings.

Ryan Broom: Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe impressed by loanee's form

Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe says he has been impressed by the impact of Peterborough United loanee Ryan Broom. The 25-year-old has started the past five league games in the Argyle midfield after an injury to Danny Mayor, with the Pilgrims unbeaten in League One in that time. "He steps...