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Americans Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

Americans are marking the annual Thanksgiving holiday today, Thursday. Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings with sumptuous turkey feasts that include a wide array of side dishes, cobblers and pies.  Tradition says the first American Thanksgiving occurred in 1621, when early North American settlers gave thanks for their harvest after a harsh winter. More than a century later, in 1789, the nation's first president, George Washington, issued a Thanksgiving...

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