Happy Thanksgiving, Some thoughts from Run Ohio, Note by Larry Eder


The staff of RUNOHIO would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

A little on the history of Thanksgiving from - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/tgturkey1.html

Many say the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.

President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation in 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving.

In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remain.

Thanksgiving has not only become a time to give thanks for all we have, it has also become a day for many to run a road race.

At Runblogrun, we wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day with your family and friends, perhaps a walk or run with your family might fit in! Thanks for reading us for another year. And yes, our Holiday gift guide will go up, starting this morning!

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