Politics Biden and Trump release dueling Thanksgiving messages
Thanksgiving's real history, Macy's parade, 3 NFL games: 5 things to know Thursday
It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to form, Week 12 of the NFL season begins and more to start your Thursday.For many Native people, Thanksgiving represents the dark shadow of genocide and the resilience of Native people, rather than peace and shared prosperity between Native Americans and Pilgrims. "To most Natives, Thanksgiving is not a celebration," said tribal citizen Dennis W. Zotigh, who is also a writer and cultural specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
President , Vice President Kamala Harris, and former President issued messages on Thursday morning wishing people a happy Thanksgiving.
In video messages, Biden and Harris both stressed the importance of being thankful for the opportunity to gather in person forthis year after "being apart last year."
Trump, meanwhile, released a written statement in which he focused on enjoying this Thanksgiving knowing that "a wonderful future lies ahead."
"Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. This is always a special time in America," Biden said in his message, alongside his wife, Jill. "But this year, the blessings of Thanksgiving are especially meaningful."
How the American Right Claimed Thanksgiving for Its Own
Pass the free enterprise, please.Making use of excerpts from Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford’s journals, all of these pieces tell roughly the same story about “the real meaning of Thanksgiving”: the Pilgrims went to Plymouth in 1620 with a utopian vision of holding property in common, but after being mugged by the reality of two years of poor harvests and starvation, they abandoned collectivism for capitalist individualism. These articles conclude in roughly the same way: The lesson of the first Thanksgiving was that “socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets.
The first lady continued on to explain that "after being apart last year, we have a new appreciation for those little moments we can't plan or replicate."
"Happy Thanksgiving, everyone," Harris said in her, alongside her husband, Doug Emhoff. Similar to the first lady, second gentleman Emhoff explained, "Because of the pandemic, we all had to adjust our Thanksgiving traditions."
Harris shared that because "more people have been vaccinated," more families are able to reunite for in-person holiday gatherings: "Grandparents are being reunited with their grandchildren, and more families, including ours, will be back together."
Trump chose to keep his words somewhat reserved, but he: "A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again — and we will all do it together. America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction."
What NFL games are on Thanksgiving in 2021? TV schedule, times, channels for all three games
Thanksgiving Day will feature three games in 2021. As always, the Lions and Cowboys will be in action.The NFL is entering its 16th season of scheduling three games for Thanksgiving Day. Only two games were played last year. The night game between the Steelers and Ravens was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns, but the Lions and Cowboys continued their decades-long streak of playing on the holiday.
With so much to be thankful for this year, we wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, AAAtravel levels to reach pre-pandemic numbers, having expected around 53.4 million people to be traveling, signifying a 13% increase from 2020 and bringing the travel volume within 5% of 2019.
As more and more people have received their COVID-19, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade also mostly to its pre-pandemic form.
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2021 Thanksgiving Day NFL schedule: Kickoff times, games, who is playing, TV channels .
This Thanksgiving Day features three must-watch NFL games with division rivals and top postseason contenders in action. See below for the full 2021 Thanksgiving Day Schedule including teams playing, matchups and how to watch every game. RELATED: When did the Thanksgiving Day NFL tradition start? First, the Chicago Bears head to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in Michigan (12:30 p.m. ET) for an NFC North duel. That’s followed by a matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium (4:30 p.m. ET). Then at 8:20 p.m.