HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever” (Ps. 107:1, HCSB)

This week, we take time here in America to remember the harvest celebration the English Pilgrims shared with the Wampanoag Indians in 1621. They joined together with feasting and sport (just like we do today!) for three days at the Plymouth plantation, and took time to thank the Lord for his bountiful blessings. Sine then, thanksgivings were declared in different states at different times, in 1863 Pres. Abraham Lincoln was convinced by Sara Josepha Hale, an influential editor, to establish two thanksgivings in an attempt to unite the country, and in 1941, Pres. FD Roosevelt pushed the November holiday back a week to its current date as the 2nd to last Thursday in November.

In observance of this fun annual family tradition, the Hammer center will have some different hours and closings this week:

In addition to our normal activities here at your Hammer Center, the International Center is hosting a Matching Night up in the Fenimore Room on Monday, Nov. 20th, from 6-8:30pm.

If you’re not able to go back home and are looking for somewhere to spend Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, check out our recent post, Gobble-Gobble and Deck the Halls for some helpful ideas!

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving, ORU!

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