Happy Thanksgiving greeting script with colorful pumpkins, squash and leaves over dark wooden background

Historian Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs explained how Pilgrims thanked God:

"Our knowledge of the 1621 Thanksgiving comes from Winslow and Bradford.

Winslow's choice of words, understood by his contemporaries, implies to us that the Pilgrims gave thanks to God for their preservation and for the plenty that gave hope for the future.

Winslow specifically tells us that the colonists sat down with their native neighbors and enjoyed several days of peaceful rejoicing together. It is a history with potent symbolism, and it needs neither apology nor distortion ..."

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