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44 Million Turkeys, 116 Million Black Friday Shoppers and All the Other Thanksgiving Stats You Didn’t Know You Needed

44 Million Turkeys, 116 Million Black Friday Shoppers and All the Other Thanksgiving Stats You Didn’t Know You Needed

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   Thanksgiving is upon us — that holiday during which Americans celebrate the things they are grateful for in their families, their communities and their nation. And while some dread Thanksgiving conversations with “angry uncles” and their ilk, here are a few reasons to be excited for the holiday: […]

Rail 2 Rail® Program Suspended for All Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® Trains During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Rail 2 Rail® Program Suspended for All Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® Trains During the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES – Due to expected high ridership over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Rail 2 Rail® program will be suspended for all Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® trains between Oceanside and Ventura from Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov.26. The Rail 2 Rail® program will resume on Tuesday, Nov.27. The Rail 2 Rail® program typically allows […]

Eat Up! The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs a Little Less This Year

Eat Up! The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs a Little Less This Year

Hanna Bogorowski | Reporter . The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey on the price of traditional Thanksgiving foods revealed a drop in the average price of dinner for families. “Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton […]

College Library Prepares for Thanksgiving by Sharing Guideline on ‘Decolonizing’ the Holiday

College Library Prepares for Thanksgiving by Sharing Guideline on ‘Decolonizing’ the Holiday

Neetu Chandak | Contributor A Massachusetts college library is preparing for Thanksgiving by sharing a guideline on “decolonizing” the holiday on their social media. McQuade Library at Merrimack College posted an article by St. Mary University professor Lindsey Passenger Wieck titled “Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools” on its Facebook page Monday. […]

An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, The Godmother of Thanksgiving

An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, The Godmother of Thanksgiving

When: November 11, 2018 2PM Where: Heritage Square Hall, 731 S. “A” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 Price: $5 donation to the Friends of Heritage Square  Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday really got started?  Most people never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827.  Sarah shares her passionate […]

InsureMyTrip and Hopper Announce Busiest Airports This Thanksgiving

InsureMyTrip and Hopper Announce Busiest Airports This Thanksgiving

Warwick, RI —In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to 2018 Thanksgiving travel plans, Hopper and InsureMyTrip research teams reveal what airports and flights to avoid, the best time to buy, and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits. Summary The […]

Families With Split Political Ideologies Spent 34 Million Less Hours at Thanksgiving, Study Finds

Families With Split Political Ideologies Spent 34 Million Less Hours at Thanksgiving, Study Finds

Julia Cohen | Contributor Thanksgiving dinners were significantly shorter for families with split political ideologies in 2016. Dinners where relatives came from homes voting for the respectively opposite party of the hosts were 30 to 50 minutes shorter than those where all family members came from households voting the same way, according to a study in Science […]

A Thanksgiving Toast To The Old Breed

A Thanksgiving Toast To The Old Breed

By Victor Davis Hanson, November 22, 2017 1:14 pm The late World War II combat veteran and memoirist E. B. Sledge enshrined his generation of fellow Marines as “The Old Breed” in his gripping account of the hellish battle of Okinawa. Now, most of those who fought in World War II are either dead or in their nineties. […]

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

Editor’s note: CitizensJournal.us wishes you all a happy Thanksgiving! By George Washington Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, […]

Take Metrolink During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Take Metrolink During the Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of Thanksgiving, Metrolink will operate a Sunday schedule on Thursday, November 23. The Rail 2 Rail program on the Orange County Line will be suspended from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26. On Thanksgiving, regular weekday fares apply with no Sunday or Weekend Day Pass discount. Also on Thanksgiving, no trains will […]

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