November 24th, 2011 by

By Katrina Marland & Michelle Werts

“The First Thanksgiving,” painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris

Did you know that Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until 1863? While the pilgrims celebrated the “first” Thanksgiving way back in 1623, it took almost 250 years for it to become an annual, national tradition. So, remember to thank Honest Abe today for officially recognizing this day of thanks every fourth Thursday in November.

And thank you all for being a part of our community here at American Forests. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. For all of you Black Friday shoppers, don’t forget to take your reusable bags along tomorrow!