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Thanksgiving 2002


November 28, 2002
Thursday - 12:05 am


Frances Good by MC Kauffman

Frances Good of Ketchikan
photo/graphic by MC Kauffman

 Profile America - Thanksgiving

Listen 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. (Source US Census Bureau)



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