Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.
As most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones, The Daily visited the Army’s Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., to find out what members of the 82nd Airborne Division are doing — and are thankful for — this holiday.