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By: Pammy Tokajer

As we begin our preparations for Thanksgiving on Thursday, here is a little history about the first Thanksgiving.

The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated by the early settlers of the Plymouth Plantation (in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts) after their first harvest in 1621. Autumn or early winter feasts continued sporadically in later years, first as an impromptu religious observance, and later as a civil tradition.

Abraham Lincoln announced Thanksgiving would be an official holiday in the US on November 26, 1863.

In this country we have so much to be thankful for, but there are so many who will not be celebrating with their family, like the homeless and our veterans.

As we sit down with our families this Thanksgiving, remember those who will not be with us this year, but thank G-D for those who are still with us.  We are a grateful nation. We should be thankful for all that we have, but we should give back to those who do not have anything. Invite someone who will be alone this year and make them feel like they belong.

Remember to always be thankful for what you have and thank the L-RD everyday.  

I am thankful for family, friends, and our Brit Ahm family.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!!🍗🙏🏽

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