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Thanksgiving was moved in 1939 to the fourth Thursday (from the last Thursday) in November by FDR at the request of the president of Macy’s, to increase the number of shopping days before Christmas.
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Wow! Didn’t know that. But even more disturbing is the trend of discounting Thanksgiving as just another day off. Christmas lights go up, the shopping race begins, and time for reflection is discarded. Not even in the soft glow of the post-Thanksgiving feast is time found. Mr Lincoln would be saddened and outraged at the circumstance of those who have so much to be grateful for.
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