A deeper reason for thanks on Thanksgiving Posted in: News For many people, Thanksgiving Day is a day of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and all the other delicious servings that day, followed by a football game or two. However, Thanksgiving Day was not always celebrated that way. From the early Seventeenth Century, members of the Pilgrim colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!