The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 after their successful voyage across the Atlantic. The Pilgrims were joined by Native Americans, the Wampanoag tribe, for a three day feast to give thanks for the bounty provided by the New World. In 1789, George Washington declared Thanksgiving Day a national day or prayer and thanksgiving and especially a day to give thanks for the opportunity to form a new nation under a new constitution. Today, we give thanks for our country and our constitution and all the rights and freedoms we value in America. We pray that the same country and freedoms recognized by the Constitution and the pilgrims will emerge year after year, no matter what crisis we face.
Happy Thanksgiving from CGWC.