America - Thanksgiving
To This Story In RealAudio - Thursday, November 28th. Today
is Thanksgiving - one of the nation's most traditional holidays.
Across the nation, family and friends are gathered for good cheer,
perhaps a football game and to share a special meal. That meal
is usually turkey with dressing, gravy, potatoes, candied yams,
cranberries and an assortment of freshly baked pies. The celebration
is traced back to 1621, when pilgrims from Plymouth Colony in
Massachusetts sat down with American Indians to share a meal.
The fourth Thursday in November has been designated as Thanksgiving
since 1941. Today, people gather to give thanks for their blessings
in more than 112-million households - over meals made possible
by the efforts of fewer than 2-million U.S. farmers and ranchers.
US Census Bureau)