"I, your magistrate do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill ... there to ... render Thanksgiving," proclaimed William Bradford, the first governor of the Jamestown Colony, in 1623. This significant American holiday began as a celebration of thanksgiving in the early days of the colonies, nearly 400 years ago. Today, Thanksgiving is not only the time for giving thanks for our lives and


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