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The History of Giving Thanks

The concept of giving thanks, especially for successful harvests and military victories, has a long history and spans many countries and cultures. But, as elementary school children in the United States, many of us learned about the celebratory feast enjoyed by pilgrims and Native Americans at the first “Thanksgiving.”  This picture is a simplistic view. The truth, as is so...

Giving Thanks Together

The Oklahoma-based organizations below are just a few of the many that ease the burden of holiday expectations by providing ingredients, meals and camaraderie for a dinner to remember.  Iron Gate Since 2010, Iron Gate, a Tulsa-based organization that feeds the city’s hungry, has provided Thanksgiving dinner to 8,175 people through its partnership with Lawyers Fighting Hunger. The turkey-and-trimmings distribution began...