The History of Thanksgiving:
3:50 video from History Channel
The Puritans, George Washington, FDR? Nahhh, the real hero here is Sarah Hale.
1924 is the date of the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
1934 is the first Thanksgiving Day football game for the Lions. (Of course, I'm not going to mention that other team that plays on Turkey Day.)
It is uniquely American.
But, of course, it's about family. I'll be spending my Thanksgiving at home with my wife and son. Yesterday we took a trip to Discovery Green in downtown Houston and had a nice picnic lunch and a special day together. It's what Thanksgiving weekend is all about.