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Thanksgiving

A menu for a 1779 New England Thanksgiving included dishes from turkey and venison to pumpkin pie.

Why were twenty wounded American soldiers released on Thanksgiving in 1950, days before the Chinese attacked in Korea?

On Thanksgiving Day 1950, two months after General MacArthur’s masterly strategic stroke at Inchon, I was seventy-five miles south of Manchuria, posted to a battalion-sized 25th Infantry Division Task Force named for its commander, Lt. Col. Weldon G. Dolvin. Read more >>

Strictly speaking, the high-spirited gathering was a harvest festival, not a thanksgiving.

When President Washington proclaimed the first Thanksgiving, the anti-Federalists complained it usurped States’ Rights

An attempt at modest celebration during the longest battle on German territory during World War II ended badly.

After reading an interview with General Gavin in a newspaper, a major who had fought in the Huertgen Forest wrote the general the following letter: Read more >>

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