Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. - Sir Winston Churchill

We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers. - Martin Luther King Jr

Turkey

Celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November, this national holiday originated in the 1600's. Although there are different versions of exactly how this day became a tradition, there is no doubt that it is a time to give thanks for what we have - as individuals, as families and as a nation.

Usually celebrated with family members and friends, the modern day Thanksgiving is thought of by many to be a day of feasting on good food (including the traditional turkey with stuffing), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television in the morning and football in the afternoon, good conversation and an overall feeling of well-being and gratitude.

Below we have listed some of the many, many resources on the WWW about this annual, historical celebration.


  • The First Thanksgiving *

    Celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November, this national holiday originated in the 1600's. History varies somewhat but there is no doubt that it is a time to give thanks for what we have - as individuals, as families and as a nation.

  • Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation *

    Misplaced for over 100 years, this is a copy of our first President's proclamation about the holiday.

  • Thanksgiving Resources from the Bellingham Schools *

    Many resources to information, photos, etc. about the history of Thanksgiving for students, teachers and others.

  • Thanksgiving in the USA *

    History, traditional foods served and how we celebrate in America. (For children.)

  • A Season of Thanksgiving History *

    This site contains a plethora of links to sites concerning the history of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Thanksgiving *

    From Tech 20/20, this site includes history and traditional food.

  • An American Thanksgiving for Kids and Families *

    From Not Just for Kids, this site provides history, fun and games for kids related to this day, and recipes galore.

  • Thanksgiving *

    Lots of information about the history of the holiday, the part the pilgrims and American Indians played, and the traditions that have become a part of this holiday.

  • A Tennessee Thanksgiving *

    Celebrating in East Tennessee and across the nation with traditions, history, sports, food and more food!

  • Thanksgiving with Reader's Digest *

    Personal stories about Thanksgiving plus more recipes.


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