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Thanksgiving Turkeys
The turkey is native to North America, where it has been a major food source for centuries. It has played a prominent role in many different cultures.
 

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving in 1863, urging Americans to pray "to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it ... to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union."
Learn more about the largest secular holiday in the U.S., its traditions, and its historical roots.

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