Giving Thanks

17 Nov 2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous

Giving Thanks for each of you, our members, and for the most-part, all are back to work again.  

Fall is such a pretty time of year and we do have so much to be thankful for in spite of all we have been going through these past few months.  

This month, I thought I would share with you, some of the history of Thanksgiving:

1621:  The first Thanksgiving

Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated a harvest feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1630:  New England Thanksgiving

Settlers observed the first Thanksgiving in the Massachusetts bay Colony in New England on July 8, 1630.

1789:  Give Thanks

President George Washington declared November 26, 1789, as a national day of “thanksgiving and prayer.”

1777:Chilly T-Day:

While in route to Valley Forge, George Washington and his army stopped in freezing weather to observe the first Thanksgiving of the new United States of America.

1863:Federal holiday

President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving an official federal holiday.

1876:College football

The first intercollegiate football championship was held on Thanksgiving Day.

1924:First parade

Macy’s held its first Thanksgiving Day parade.

1934:NFL football

The first National Football League game held on Thanksgiving Day was between the Detroit Lions who faced the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit Stadium.  

1941:Set a date

President Roosevelt established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1947:Presidential pardon

President Harry Truman “pardoned” a turkey the day before it was scheduled to be served up as the main course at the White House Thanksgiving dinner.  Modern presidents have carried on the tradition.

Wishing you health and happiness during this season and always…………………..

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