“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
–John F. Kennedy
Thanksgiving: A Day for Giving Thanks
“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” from 1914, by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and, while a successful harvest yielded a great feast celebrated by the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Native Americans in 1621, it didn’t become a national holiday until 1863, when it was declared so by President Abraham Lincoln. Now, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving...