A deeper reason for thanks on Thanksgiving November 20, 2019 - 00:00 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 Jamestown colony in Virginia celebrated Thanksgiving Day by worshipping and thanking God for preserving them under terrible circumstances where many members of their colony had died. But God preserved them and gave them an abundant harvest so that they did not starve to death but persevered under hardship and survived in ...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!