A time to give thanks

For residents of the United States today is a day set asside to be thankful the origins of which can be traced back to the Pilgrims

The event Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Wampanoag Native American people and 53 Pilgrims who were survivors of the Mayflower.

What does it mean to be thankful? Clint Decker, a minister and newspaper columnist at Clay Center, Kansas, recently sent this newspaper the following column which is appropriate for th...


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