393 years ago today, The Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 very brave passengers, bound for America. It would be a miserable passage of delay, short stores, bad water, scorn of the crew, cold weather, heavy seas and sickness. When they would finally arrive in now Cape Cod, things got worse, and half of these pilgrims died during the first winter.

They didn't quit and because of them, we live in a free country with self rule, something that wasn't if great supply back in the day and have become the envy of most of the world today. So while we laugh at their attire and mess with our smartphones, take a moment and give a little respect, for those who overcame their fears and set sale on this day in 1620.