- Nov 21 Happy Thanksgiving Video 2012! The Real Story Of Thanksgiving! Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of ThanksgivingMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 21, 2012View SourceNow time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving...The first "official" Thanksgiving was celebrated 212 years ago. President George Washington's first presidential proclamation designated the 26th day of November to be set aside for giving thanks...Putting our fingers to the wind being a national pastime, Harris Interactive has quantified thankfulness for 2012.
In a survey conducted last month of 2,463 adults, only a third of respondents report having more to be thankful for than they had a few years ago...Most of us have heard or read at least part of Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation at some point. But even those who have heard it many times can overlook two important aspects of this important document.
The first is its timing: October 3, 1863...In late 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower reached the New World to found what would become Plymouth Colony. Governed by the Mayflower Compact—the representative government established through it—they thanked God for their safe voyage and disembarked the vessel with a cold winter before them...Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving --
at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many
of us know the Indian viewpoint?
No, I'm not talking about some revisionist, politically
correct version of history...Watch in FULL Screen!