Thanksgiving - The Origin of An American Holiday


To me, it's the least commercialized, uncluttered holiday. 

As things are going we run the risk of squeezing it out of being in between Halloween and Christmas. It's almost as if we are glossing over the holiday which focuses on family and just "being" versus getting stuff which, sadly, is what Christmas has become all too often. 

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago – long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people – one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never heard – but should. Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, gives us the run-down on how a harvest party between Pilgrims and Indians became our oldest national tradition.


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