This Thanksgiving holiday, many people will gather with friends and family to celebrate a big meal, share a glass of wine, maybe watch football, and enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie. Much of the lore surrounding Thanksgiving is based on a variant of myths based upon early settlers to these shores. The actual holiday we know as Thanksgiving was officially proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln:

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.”

The president invited the entire nation (north and south) to stop hostilities for a day to offer thanks for our abundance, and to ponder the realization that in spite of the atrocities of war, the country continued to flourish: Read More »