Inconvenient Thanksgiving Truth — Pilgrims Starved Until They Rejected Socialism.
Like everyone else in elementary school we spent weeks making Thanksgiving drawings and decorations. I still remember every word to the hymn “We Gather Together To Ask The Lord’s Blessings”.
There was never anything uncomfortable or threatening in singing a Protestant hymn to celebrate an American holiday. We were happy to be welcome and included in such a wonderful country. My immigrant grandmother and second generation parents had also learned that hymn in their elementary schools.