One woman’s campaign for Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019, by Tedd Levy

In the years after the pilgrims and Wampanoag natives came together in Plymouth to observe a time of Thanksgiving, this annual harvest feast was celebrated some of the time by some of the people in some of the settlements.

By the time the 13 colonies became the United States of America, the only national holidays were Independence Day and George Washington’s birthday. There was no national day of Thanksgiving.

That eventually changed when a very determined lady by the name of Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned for years to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. CONTINUE READING