Happy turkey day!

“After the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the major women’s magazine in the 19th century, were desperately seeking a holiday that would bring the nation together. Thanksgiving had been a local holiday in some places in New England,” explained Dr. Abrahams. “Lincoln declared it a national holiday two centuries after the original Thanksgiving.” And, with it, the turkey regained respect and visibility.

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