Thanksgiving Day is an American holiday

Deviled Eggs shot during the Inaugural Portabl...

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Thanksgiving Day is not a religious holiday. Thanksgiving Day is an American holiday. We celebrate in the remembrance of how thankful we are for the American Indians’ compassion to aid our forefathers. Pass on to our children the basic principle of gratitude. A few years ago I was invited to attend a Thanksgiving celebration with a dear friend’s family. Before we broke bread, I participated in a family tradition. We went around the table speaking of why we each of us were thankful. I was thankful for this family opening their home to share this holiday with me. The father of the house was thankful to be able to have his family, home, and bounty to share with me. The mother of the house was thankful for a new addition to their family. The growing male teen of the family was thankful for the deviled eggs I brought to share. I was moved by this family tradition. I too, after this thankful day, have begun to follow this family’s ideal of sharing individual thanksgiving. We, as a people, have much to be thankful for.


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