A time to pay tribute to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock.
As for religious freedom, let's get serious. Here's what the English invaders actually sought:
Thanksgiving Myths--The "Puritans (Pilgrims)," Religious Freedom and Others
While the first generation was in charge, there was strict adherence to the church laws including forcing people to church. Select members of the congregation went to the homes of people not in church to find out why they were not there. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne gives a pretty fair presentation about the attitudes and activities of the Puritan Elders. They did not extend the tenets of their religion to the local indigenous peoples.
The King of England had no right to grant ownership of the land to anyone. The Puritans came to steal the land. They also felt it was acceptable to lie, steal, cheat and beat the Indians, that, according to Legend, saved their lives and taught them to grow the corn.
The other colonies were populated more by young men seeking monetary advantage in the New World. It was not about religion or the freedom thereof.
The pilgrims' answer to diversity was to oppress it. The church was supported by state taxes, and attendance was mandatory. The pilgrims even legislated against the Quakers, the first religious group to appear and challenge their way of life, banishing Quakers from their colony on pain of death.