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Happy Thanksgiving!

on 13 November 2017.

The staff of RUNOHIO would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

RUNOHIO hopes you are able to spend time with family and friends during Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season.

A little history of Thanksgiving from - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/tgturkey1.html

Many say the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians.

President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation in 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving.

In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remain.

Thanksgiving has not only become a time to give thanks for all we have, it has also become a day for many to run a road race.

Check out all of the Thanksgiving Day races from the print RUNOHIO  –    

http://runohio.com/index.php/events/calendar/novermber-2017

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