Thanksgiving in America

From our starting point at President Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union speech and Norman Rockwell’s subsequent series of wonderful illustrations, the “Four Freedoms”, we trace the history of Thanksgiving, from Pilgrim beginnings through the annual Presidential pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey.  After a look at some familiar holiday sights and traditions, we’ll finish with a trip to New York City for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, from its modest start in 1924 through the huge extravaganza that it is today.

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