Thanksgiving and Independence Day are America’s two most important holidays.
Christmas and Easter are Christian holidays and not unique to America.
That first Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 27 and 28, by the surviving Pilgrims, has inspired me to be thankful.
A year previous, Nov. 21, 1620, the Mayflower had anchored off the coast of Massachusetts. It had been a hard year. Forty people had died, and of the 55 remaining, only four were women.
An early drought had threatened their crops, which ended after a time of special prayer, and they received a good harvest.