Thanksgiving Day Is Already Upon Us
The First Thanksgiving Day
As we all learned in grade school classes and plays, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony in 1621. The celebration between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians lasted 3 days. Did you know (or remember) that Plymouth Colony today is Massachusetts? It wasn’t until 1883, during the Civil War, that President Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving. He ordered it to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.