On Thanksgiving Day every year, the President makes a Thanksgiving Proclamation to look back at the year and give Thanks to God. Trump kept with this tradition, but is Thanksgiving and the things Trump spoke of in-line with God?
Thanksgiving is not a Holy Day from God. It is a National Holiday created for the purpose of celebrating war victories. The Thanksgiving narrative taught today differs greatly from the original presidential proclamations. The “first Thanksgiving” in 1621, is portrayed as a three-day harvest celebration between the pilgrims and the Native American Indians. Most accounts neglect to acknowledge what happened next in history when the Indians were massacred and driven from their lands. This was hardly the start of a period to remember with thankfulness. The “discovery” of America turned into the start of many wars in a new land.