Other than July 4th, Thanksgiving is probably the most unique of American holidays. I'm not aware of any nation in the world that has set aside a day devoted to being grateful for the good things in life.
The links between Thanksgiving and our American history came together for me about 10 years ago, when my wife and I were vacationing in Washington, D.C., over the Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Ford's Theater, watching a live production of "A Christmas Carol."
Yes, Ford's Theater is still a fully functioning stage, and you can easily imagine one of our greatest presidents enjoying the performance from his hallowed box.
Patch wants to hear about your Thanksgiving memories? Do you love or loathe this uniquely American holiday? Is it a time of togetherness, or a time of stress for you and your family?
Share your best, or worst, Thanksgiving memory in the comments area below.