I was reading notes from friends on Facebook, a few are not American and their opinion on our holidays is always interesting to see. All of us in the states learned the story at a young age. The earliest settlers decided to celebrate the harvest and invited the people who showed them how to plant their seeds. Now why did these settlers need help with that? Well because many were not farmers they had come to the new country to make their fortune. They knew next to nothing about actually tending the land especially land which was not cleared and ready for them.
Thanksgiving is always a time to be thankful for what you have. For me it has always been a time of reflection, since I live so many miles away from my family.