By Barbara Gordon
Just when you get a nice Thanksgiving break from school, the teacher gives you homework! So the homework is the history on Thanksgiving. So here goes…
In the year of 1620, The Pilgrims travel to a new world, to get away from the evil monarch, wanting to have freedom to do things.
They landed on a new land known as Plymouth Rock, there they thank God for keeping them safe during rough travel.
While building their new home, some sadly got sick and died.
Months later they’ve met some of the Indians, The Indians taught The Pilgrims how to survive, Then one day the Pilgrims and The Indians join together for their first Thanksgiving feast!
The Pilgrims thank God for the Indians and the food.
Many many years later in 1789, President George Washington made a first Thanksgiving Proclamation as a holiday.
Many years later, Thanksgiving holiday kind of died off. Til 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln revive the Thanksgiving and made it a holiday on every 3rd Thursday in November.
And Thanks to Lincoln, Thanksgiving has been celebrated ever since.
Gordon: Hey Barbara, how’s your Thanksgiving book report going?
Barbara: It’s going well, it’s amazing how much you can learn about our history, Did you know President Franklin Roosevelt move Thanksgiving a week earlier so people have more time shopping for Christmas? It didn’t go so well.
Gordon: hmm, I didn’t know about that. Let’s go check the Office Hours, I know how much you love cats!
Happy Thanksgiving @Applejack and to Everybody!!!