Today is a wonderful day – a day to celebrate what we are thankful for!
The history of the Thanksgiving holiday dates back to 1621.
(From http://www.history.com) In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Click HERE to see a cute video about the history of Thanksgiving.
Kids History: The First Thanksgiving (4 min) TV-PG
A group of children explain what happened on the first Thanksgiving.
(Picture from http://www.history.com)
To celebrate Thanksgiving, The Morning Thing and the WNZR staff shared their favorite family traditions.
Click HERE to hear our DJs share about the fun they have on this holiday.
We also have some special messages to share with YOU and your family today.
Click HERE to hear the WNZR staff members wish YOU a Happy Thanksgiving.