It’s Thanksgiving Day in Pittsburgh. It’s a sunny morning and the high for the day will be around 60 degrees. It’s already a beautiful day.
Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful American holiday. The Old Soldier can still remember the paintings from his childhood of that first Thanksgiving Day that had Native Americans and Pilgrims sitting down in the glorious outdoors to feast together.
It’s such a heart-warming scene.
The Old Soldier is in good health. He has a small but cozy apartment. He has plenty to eat and he is enjoying his retirement.
I do give thanks.
I also know my history. I know what happened to the Native Americans. I read the news. I listen to the news. I watch the news.
The Old Soldier is not a fool.
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