A little bit of history . . .
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. It was during this time that Thanksgiving became an official national holiday, declared on the fourth Thursday of every November.
The Lukens Company wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving!