We all learned through school that Thanksgiving was a thanking effort of the Pilgrims to the native Americans that help them through that first cold winter. If you ever wondered how Thanksgiving became an official Holiday, please see the post below.
“Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, do set apart Thursday, the 26th day of November, next, as a day of general thanksgiving and prayer, and on that day I recommend that the people shall cease from their daily work, and, in their homes or in their churches, meet devoutly to thank the Almighty for the many and great blessings they have received in the past, and to pray that they may be given the strength so to order their lives as to deserve a continuation of these blessings in the future.”
—President Theodore Roosevelt
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation – October 31, 1908
Note: Later made the 4th Thursday in November as the official day to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Side Bar: We can also thank President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt for becoming that namesake of Christmas gifts, the “Teddy Bear”, after President Roosevelt rescued a small bear.