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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it brings families and friends together for the simple purpose of giving thanks and being together.
The first national day of Thanksgiving was observed on Nov. 26, 1863, during the midst of the Civil War. To be sure, there had been sporadic observances of bountiful harvests from the time of the first settlers.
The myths collide, bearing friction between the legends the nation lives by: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, John F. Kennedy at Dallas and Barack Obama somewhere, maybe on a golf course, dreaming of Obamacare one last time before it implodes. Like all myths, they don't bear close examination. They must be taken on faith.
President Obama's recitation of the Gettysburg Address for a Ken Burns documentary about the famous speech sparked a round of backlash after a local news radio host first noticed and reported a curious omission: He left out the phrase, "under God."
Thousands gathered at Gettysburg on Tuesday to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, but President Obama, who likes to make speeches, was not among them.
Nearly all the books and papers examining the Gettysburg Address either gloss over or completely miss the religious language and meaning of one of the most famous and enduring speeches ever.
There are moments that bring us together as Americans, moments when we can all recall exactly where we were and what we were doing.
It is hard to adequately express our deep disappointment upon learning that President Obama will not attend the ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address ("Obama diss: President snubs historic Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony," Web, Oct. 31).
With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.