First National Thanksgiving (1777)

“MANIFOLD BLESSINGS” by James Still, RetraceOurSteps.com (Nov. 1, 2017) — In the fall of 1777, American and British forces engaged in two battles near Saratoga, NY.  After suffering heavy losses, the British army fled to Saratoga and surrendered when surrounded by additional American forces.  In recognition of this victory, Congress proclaimed America’s First National Thanksgiving. […]