A full week was given to the first Thanksgiving feast in New England in 1621. Governor Bradford sent men to hunt deer and turkey and to call Massasoit's tribe to the Pilgrim's table. Out of this harvest festival came the American institution of Thanksgiving Day. It is peculiar to our people. No other nation has a celebration exactly like it. It does not honor a victory, mark a revolution, or commemorate the birth or death of a national hero. It is the great holiday of the common people. Thanksgiving is a national family celebration to thank God for the bounty wrought in liberty by our own labors.
"Holodomor" is Ukrainian for "death by hunger." During 1932 and1933, between seven and 10 million Ukrainians were murdered through a brutal campaign of mass starvation, under the direct orders of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.