American History

The History behind Thanksgiving

The History behind Thanksgiving

While you get excited for the delicious meal you are going to consume today, take a moment to be reminded of the history behind this holiday. What people commonly refer to as the “First Thanksgiving” occurred in 1621 when the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in Plymouth with a feast. It is reported that it […]

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JNR Spotlight: Labor Day

JNR Spotlight: Labor Day

Oh no, the first Monday in September is coming – Labor Day — the end of summer.  The parties, parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks and events are sure to be fun but think about the children who have to face the back-to-school anxiety. When the kids protest, don’t tell them about “back in your day…” teach […]

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