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       Being "knit together as a body in a most strict and sacred bond and covenant of the Lord," a group of about 100 sailed from Plymouth, England, on September 6, 1620. Two months later, the Mayflower arrived off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, where these settlers soon established their own Plymouth.

       Thanksgiving is a time for tradition and sharing. Even if they live far away, family members gather for a reunion at the house of an older relative. All give thanks together for the good things that they have. In this spirit of sharing, civic groups and charitable organizations offer a traditional meal to those in need, particularly the homeless. On most tables throughout the United States, foods eaten at the first thanksgiving have become traditional.

       Read more about the origin of Thanksgiving, as well as other free online Thanksgiving resources available here for your use, and some recommended sites for you to visit.

       The Origin of Thanksgiving - Read about the true origin of Thanksgiving, as well as other Thanksgiving celebrations and customs.

       Thanksgiving Commentary: Lest We Be Worse Than Infidels
       By Rev. Mark H. Creech
       In 1778 George Washington wrote a letter to Thomas Nelson, Jr. citing God's divine intervention in the founding of our nation. "The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this," he wrote, "that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations."

       Proclamation of Thanksgiving
       Read the full text by the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, proclaiming that citizens of the United States are to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.

       Thanksgiving Resources - A selection of online Thanksgiving resources for your use, including Thanksgiving clip art, and wallpaper for your PC.

       Thanksgiving Web Sites - Links to some other recommended Thanksgiving web sites, as well as some recommended Thanksgiving Links for your study or inspiration Recipes, humor, crafts, activities, poems, stories, fun, and more.

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