Did you know the U.S. military helped establish the Thanksgiving holiday?



With Thanksgiving just around the corner, everyone at USBA wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving of 1621, when the Plymouth pilgrims and the local Native Americans joined in celebration of the colony’s first successful harvest. But do you know how it became a nationally observed day of thanks?

Here’s a little history dating back to the American Revolution and Civil War about how the U.S. military played an important role in establishing one of our country’s favorite holiday traditions. Some of it may surprise you.

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