What A Grateful Day

Anthony Carney’s (10) scarecrow sits relaxed as he picks up little pumpkins.

Jordan Tarzian, Crown Writer and Photographer

Thanksgiving is a time for the ones people love the most. Family and friends come together to celebrate this wonderful celebration. It is a moment of appreciation and gratefulness all around the United States. Many people celebrate Thanksgiving in different methods, but it allows the same message to be spread nationwide. The message of being there for one another and being thankful for everything someone has.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates the love and bond of family. The little weather changes that remind others of the arrival of this celebration are the leaves changing color, and the cooler weather conditions. There is a very rich history of how Thanksgiving came to be. When the colonists first arrived on the Mayflower, most of the crew was dying off from not receiving enough nutrients. The Native Americans taught the colonists how to farm and build houses. They decided to take this day and share a feast as if they were friends for many years. A friendship began to blossom and a tradition formed from this holiday

The public has many approaches to recall this excellent day. Anthony Carney (10) communicates his enthusiasm for Thanksgiving.  It reminds him that special decorations have yet to be set up, and the wonderful smell of homemade food is breezing in. Carney states, “My mom puts up special decorations such as fake leaves, pumpkins, and a doll scarecrow that sits on a table. The figures represent [the fall season] perfectly.” It helps people get into the mood that Thanksgiving is soon approaching. A great part of Thanksgiving is the food everyone makes. Mrs. Widhalm says,” The best food made on Thanksgiving is either the pies I make or the corn casserole.” She also states that her favorite food made on her Italian side of the family is pasta instead of potatoes. Many individuals might have distinct opinions about what Thanksgiving should mean. Owen Jager (10) voices, “Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and show your inner Tom Brady in the family football game.” He also expresses that even though showing off skills for football is important, the most important thing to remember is to express thanks to those who go out of their way for others.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful occasion for everyone who celebrates it. The different traditions make each family unique and special in their own way. The universality of Thanksgiving throughout the United States brings us closer together. The message of this festive holiday is critical to treasure, and so is the history of how it came to be.