Sometimes Thanksgiving passes by without much notice. Thanksgiving as a holiday was almost abandoned around 1816. Sara Hale, who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” began an effort to bring the holiday back. She thought Americans were not paying enough attention in giving thanks to God. Agreeing, President Lincoln ordered that the nation celebrate two Thanksgivings each year. In 1941, Congress made the last Thursday in November the national Thanksgiving holiday.
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