A Handful of Thanksgiving Posts

Here are some Thanksgiving related posts from years gone by.

An Ancient Act of Thanksgiving – Deuteronomy 26:1-11 – Israel gives thanks for the first harvest in the land of promise. It’s not all sunshine and roses.

A Pilgrim Thanksgiving – The story of the Plymouth colony pilgrims and the 1621 thanksgiving feast. With photos from my visit to the historic site.

Proclaiming a Day of National Thanksgiving – Mostly about George Washington’s first proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving in 1789.

Thanksgiving in Time of Conflict and Struggle – Abraham Lincoln’s declaration of a day of thanksgiving in 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War.

Hale, the Mother of Thanksgiving – The woman who convinced President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of Thanksgiving.

National Aspirations in the Pilgrim Story – The value of the Pilgrim myth.

Why Every Sunday is Thanksgiving – Distinguishing Christian thanksgiving from the civil holiday.

On Hating Thanksgiving – On hating the national Thanksgiving holiday for the right reason.