11_18_Thanksgiving

TT&E’s Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving:

CLOSED – Thursday 27th  OPEN – Friday 28th and Saturday 29th

Hopefully, Thanksgiving is a day to slow down for a few hours, join hands with our family and friends, and truly reflect on how blessed we are. There is so much in this beautiful world to be thankful for. Take a moment to realize that on a day that is supposedly dedicated for giving thanks.

What is Thanksgiving? It’s many things to us. A time to get together and spend time with friends and loved ones.

Here are a few facts about the origin of Thanksgiving:

  • The first Thanksgiving with pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe was held in 1621 by sitting down together for a feast and giving thanks for their harvest.
  • Many might say that the pilgrims were the first to have a Thanksgiving in America. This isn’t entirely true. Marian T. Horvat, a journalist with a Ph.D. in Medieval History, claims that the first “Thanksgiving” in America was held in 1598 by Spanish explorers in El Paso, giving thanks for their safe voyage.
  • After the Thanksgiving of 1621, the holiday became mostly secular, and forgotten by many. It wasn’t until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln officially recognized the holiday in attempt to unify the North and South with a singular, cultural holiday.
  • Thanksgiving wasn’t officially a national holiday until the 1900s when Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it as such.This move was largely in part to boost the economy and provide a longer holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family at TT&E Iron and Metals to you and your family.