The origin of our Day of Thanks

  • Looking to the Past
    Looking to the Past
    Popular Pilgrim mythology not withstanding, our first true thanksgiving most likely took place in Charlestown, Mass., in 1676. The community’s governing council unanimously voted to declare June 29th as a day of thanksgiving to God.     It was only fitting that our first president, George Washington, also was the first chief executive to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation. President Thomas…

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