Thursday, November 24, 2011
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November
Today as you celebrate all the blessings you have received I hope that you are thankful for the freedom that we all enjoy because of the men & women who serve our country. As they are away from their families I hope that you will ask for a special blessing for them.
Enjoy your day!