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Topic - Food, Faith, and Football: The True Story of Thanksgiving

In 1620, a small band of religious dissenters left England to settle in the New World. A year after their fateful landing at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts, these grateful “Pilgrims” sat down to a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. That event, known as “The First Thanksgiving”, left an enduring legacy all across the country – giving rise to a beloved annual ritual of family, food, faith, and football. As you anticipate your own Thanksgiving celebration this year, take time to learn about the history, traditions, and lasting meaning of this distinctively American holiday.

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