Long Knives carve Thanksgiving Turkey
By Staff Sgt. Jeff VanWey
4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2012) – The annual celebration of Thanksgiving has been an official U.S. holiday since 1863, but the tradition goes back to 1621 when the Pilgrims joined with Native Americans in a three-day feast to celebrate their first harvest in the New World.